Windies fielding coach Nic Pothas shared high praise for India debutant Prithvi Shaw whose swashbuckling century was the highlight of day one of the first Test.
Meanwhile, the 18-year-old did justice to his selection as he played with great authority on his maiden Test. He dominated the Windies bowlers bringing his century in just 99 balls. However, Prithvi Shaw eventually got out on 134 runs. In doing so, he became the 15th Indian and second Indian opener to score a debut Test century.
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Overall he is the 105th player to achieve the feat in Test cricket. The opener also became the fourth youngest player of all time to hit a debut ton and the second youngest Indian to make a Test century after Sachin Tendulkar.
Speaking at the end of the day’s play, Nic Pothas as in awe of Prithvi Shaw’s talent. However, he refrained himself from making bold predictions.
“He is obviously a very exciting prospect for the future. But I think it would be a mess of me to make a judgement call on a very good young cricketer having seen him play only once. But certainly on today’s performance, hats off to him,” Pothas said.
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“I am not in a position to discuss Jason’s injury but he felt something in Dubai in our pre-season camp. Obviously it has not settled down as much as he or the medical staff would have liked. He will be monitored on a daily basis and we will wait and see how that pans out,” added Pothas.
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