The Mumbai cricketer made his debut at the age of 18 years and 329 days to become the seventh youngest batsman in the history of Test cricket to have scored a century.
Meanwhile, Prithvi also became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a century on debut. The right-handed opener took just 99 balls to achieve the rare feat, which was laced with 15 boundaries.
Congratulating Prithvi, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted: “Lovely to see such an attacking knock in your first innings, @prithvishaw! Continue batting fearlessly. #INDvWI.”
The former attacking India opener also praised the teenage cricketer and said: “It’s been the Shaw show. Congratulations Prithvi Shaw, abhi toh bas shuruaat hai , ladke mein bahut dum hai #IndvWI”
“Wonderful century on debut for Prithvi Shaw. Great to see a 18 year old go out and play his natural game. Got a bright future. #IndvWI,” VVS Laxman tweeted.
Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was also not behind to applaud Prithvi and tweeted: “What a moment! 18 years of age, debuting for India’s test cricket squad and scores a century! ?? Well done Prithvi Shaw! #INDvWI @PrithviShaw.”
Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif termed the 18-year-old as a player of long-run and tweeted: “This boy is class and a lambi race ka ghoda- Prithvi Shaw. So good to watch #IndvWI.”