Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw scored the first triple-century of his Ranji Trophy career. He did this feat on the second day of the match being played against Assam. By the end of the first day of the match, Prithvi remained at the crease after scoring 240 runs. He completed his triple century in 326 balls during the first session of the second day. Thanks to his innings, Mumbai is heading toward a big score.
Prithvi, who came to open the innings, added 123 runs for the first wicket with Musheer Khan for the first wicket. After this, shared a 74-run partnership with Armaan Jaffer for the second wicket. At the time of writing, he shared a partnership of more than 300 with captain Ajinkya Rahane and Mumbai’s score reached 504/2. Rahane is also giving good support to Prithvi by scoring a century.
Does Shaw deserve a chance in National side?
This was Shaw’s first hundred in the Ranji Trophy this year. He had only scored 160 runs in his previous seven innings, averaging 22.85 and posting a high score of 68. Shaw has recently been left out of several Indian teams. Despite consistently scoring in the domestic circuit, the 23-year-old has not been selected and last appeared for India in a T20I in July 2021.
With 332 runs at a strike rate of 181.42 with a maximum score of 134 against Assam, he finished second in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this season. He scored 217 runs in seven innings during his mediocre Vijay Hazare Trophy performance, but he averages above 50 in List A cricket. Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian batter, recently backed Shaw and urged coaches and selectors to help him and keep him on their radar.
“Someone like Prithvi Shaw, the kind of start he had to his international career and the kind of talent he has, you back a player on talent. Yes, you have to look at the upbringing as well – where he comes from and the challenges he’s had as well. It makes even more sense for the management and the selectors to keep him around the mix, and help him get on the right track,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by Zee News.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Prithvi Shaw is having his first triple century in domestic cricket. He needs to be consistent from here for knocking on the senior national team door.#RanjiTrophy #ranjitrophy2022 #PrithviShaw #CricketTwitter #IndianCricketTeam
— Narendra Rawat (@narendra_rawat_) January 11, 2023
#PrithviShaw has smashed triple century and @BCCI is still stuck onto should we go with Kl Rahul or Shikhar Dhawan. #RanjiTrophy #INDvsSL
— Sanjay Singh🇮🇳 (@Imsinghsanjay) January 11, 2023
Meanwhile #ViratKohli and #PrithviShaw #Cricket pic.twitter.com/WuHBpgUmfB
— Ravi Patidar 🇮🇳 (@i_am_rvp) January 11, 2023
Lagta hai Neem karoli baba ke pass ho aaya prithvi
— Shelby (@Meme_Canteen_) January 11, 2023
Better than hagdutt padikkal
— Daksh Gill(fan account) (@GillDakshveer) January 11, 2023
कब तक कोई रोकेगा कोई इस बन्दे को। पूरा देश देख रहा कि व्हाइट बॉल गेम के लिए परफेक्ट इस खिलाड़ी को साजिशन बाहर रखा जा रहा। पर कब तक!!
— मनीष कुमार सिंह 🇮🇳 (@Manish_grse) January 11, 2023
Sai baba ko chhod aur mere paas aa✌️
— Neem Karoli Baba (@ishant_45) January 11, 2023
Prithvi Shaw to Chetan S pic.twitter.com/M0zboWswMG
— Nikhil Nick 👦 (@Niikhiil_) January 11, 2023
It's heartbreaking to see how consistently Prithvi Shaw is scoring runs in Domestic Cricket still Selectors are ignoring him. What more prithvi shaw can do? He is scoring so many runs, isn't that enough? pic.twitter.com/tzuOivQ4p9
— Cricket With Laresh (@Lareshhere) January 11, 2023
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