Prithvi Shaw continued his spree of raking up tons as he slammed his 5th first-class hundred against Andhra Pradesh on Friday. The 17-year old, who has made an assured start to his first-class career brought up his fifth ton in just his 7th first-class match. In his sparkling innings of 114 which came off 173 deliveries at a strike rate of 65.90, Shaw stroked 14 boundaries and one solitary six. He was finally dismissed in the 61st over by Ayyappa Bandaru leaving Mumbai at 189/4. With this knock, Shaw, who turned 18 this month, is proving to be quite a talent in the making.
Prithvi Shaw shot to fame when he a hit a hundred in the Ranji Trophy final and later went on to hit a century in the Duleep Trophy final. Prior to this, the BCCI’s junior selection committee had excluded the 17-year-old from the U-19 Asia Cup squad and instead asked him to represent Mumbai in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. For now, this decision is paying rich dividends. Recently Shaw also featured for India’s Board President’s XI against New Zealand where he scored 66 and earned adulation from the likes of Tim Southee and Trent Boult.