India vs Windies 2018: Prithvi Shaw Showed he Belong to the Test Level – Sunil Gavaskar
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has shared high praise on debutant Prithvi Shaw stating he belongs to the Test level following latter’s brilliant century on day one of the first Test against Windies.
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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. Sunil Gavaskar, impressed with his batting, admitted that he belongs to the Test arena.
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“He (Shaw) showed he belonged to the Test level and the West Indies bowlers gave him some loose deliveries to get him going. It was a very good pitch to bat on but having said that, you still have to get runs and he did that in style,” Gavaskar told India Today.
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Very happy for Prithvi Shaw
Sunil Gavaskar, who himself debuted against Windies, said he was happy and proud for Shaw, who made an immediate statement. However, Gavaskar pointed out there would be sterner tests ahead for Shaw in the time to come.
“I am very happy for him. India have got a terrific opening batsman now. But there will be some very stern tests ahead. The opposition does not know about you to begin with but they start preparing for you as you play more and more,” he added.
The legendary cricketer also lauded his confidence who took guard on the first ball of the game. India sits pretty well in the game with skipper Virat Kohli looking for another century.
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