Soon after the teenager got to his century, the cricket fraternity took to Twitter and hailed his debut performance.
“Lovely to see such an attacking knock in your first innings, @prithvishaw! Continue batting fearlessly. #INDvWI,” batting great Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.
Lovely to see such an attacking knock in your first innings, @prithvishaw! Continue batting fearlessly. #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/IIM2IifRAd
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 4, 2018
“Shaw what a show @PrithviShaw,” Indian opener Rohit Sharma tweeted.
Shaw what a show @PrithviShaw
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 4, 2018
Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif termed him a classy player.
Is ladke mein kuch toh bahut khaas hai. Looked that he belongs here from the very first ball he faced. A sign of things to come, well played Prithvi Shaw #IndvWI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 4, 2018
Prithvi Shaw, courtesy of his century, also became the second-youngest Indian batsman to score a Test century after Tendulkar.
The right-handed opener also became the seventh youngest Test centurion at the age of 18 years and 329 days. The youngest was Mohammad Ashraful for Bangladesh. He had achieved this feat at the age of 17 years and 65 days.