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Prithvi Shaw becomes Youngest Indian to score Test Hundred on Debut

ONI Bureau:  Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain, Prithvi Shaw made history on Thursday by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut.

At the age of 18 years and 329 days Shaw reached the landmark during the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot today.

He is also the 2nd youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to score a Test hundred. He is now the 7th youngest cricketer overall to score a Test century.

The right hand batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler all rounder  became the 15th Indian to score a century on debut and surpassed the likes of Kapil Dev, Madhav Apte and Abbas Ali Baig in the list of youngest Indian ho scored Test centuries.

Shaw had scored hundreds on debut in Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy too.

With this century, Shaw has etched his name alongside the legendary cricketers Lala Amarnath, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly.

In November 2013 he had set the highest score by any batsman in any organised form of cricket since 1901 when he hit 546 in a Harris Shield elite division match until the record was surprassed by Pranav Dhanawade on 4 January 2016.


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