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India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1 at Rajkot: Prithvi Shaw Slams Record-Breaking Century on Debut, Twitter Draw Comparison With Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar
India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1 at Rajkot: 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw slammed a record-breaking century on his first day of Test cricket against West Indies in Rajkot and social sphere is already co
India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1 at Rajkot: 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw slammed a record-breaking century on his first day of Test cricket against West Indies in Rajkot and social sphere is already comparing the opener to the former legend Virender Sehwag. Shaw reached his 100 off 99 balls which made netizens believe that he is similar to Virender Sehwag. The former Indian cricketer is well-known for his aggressive and fearless style of play. Shaw too showed that on his debut and hence the comparison.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the Shaw Show.
His real test will be Down Under. Terrific talent. Shades of @virendersehwag but early days. Too early really.
— Debayan Mukherjee (@Deb_spojourno) October 4, 2018
— Anill Kumar Reddy (@anillkumarreddi) October 4, 2018
— srinivas (@srinivas2208) October 4, 2018
— Diwakar Yadav (@diwakarchiku) October 4, 2018
— Jasmin Sangani (@JasminSangani) October 4, 2018
— Pareek Priyanshi (@PareekPriya7) October 4, 2018
Earlier, India won the toss and opted to bat first on a placid Rajkot wicket as Shaw became the 293rd player to represent India in Tests. His ton comprised of 19 boundaries. Shaw also shared a 206-run stand with Pujara.
Windies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich(w), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav