Indian cricket fraternity hailed Prithvi Shaw after the Mumbai batsman smashed 379 to become the highest individual scorer for Mumbai on Wednesday. Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad tweeted: “A rare and special talent — Prithvi Shaw. Whatever may be the issues that are keeping him away from the team , it’s job of the management to give a chance and have an effective communication with him which helps both him and Team India.”
A rare and special talent- Prithvi Shaw .
Whatever may be the issues that are keeping him away from the team , it’s job of the management to give a chance and have an effective communication with him which helps both him and Team India. pic.twitter.com/kD9kmMRUGX
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) January 11, 2023
Prithvi’s Mumbai teammates Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer tweeted praise for the right-handed batsman. Iyer wrote: “Champion player Too good @PrithviShaw.”
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) January 11, 2023
Meanwhile, India’s star batsman Suryakumar Yadav tweeted: “Prithvi Shaw 379. Madness.”
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) January 11, 2023
Prithvi broke the 31-year-record of Sanjay Manjrekar (377), who had posted the highest individual score for Mumbai against Hyderabad in the 1990-91 season. This was Shaw’s first century in the Ranji Trophy this year. The former India batsman too lauded the young batsman on social media. Manjrekar tweeted: “Thrilled that my record of 377 was beaten by a batter I adore! Well done Prithvi!”
Thrilled that my record of 377 was beaten by a batter I adore! Well done Prithvi!
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 11, 2023
Prithvi scored 160 runs in his last seven innings, averaging 22.85 and posting a high score of 68. Despite constantly scoring in the domestic circuit, the 23-year-old has not been selected and will not play for India again until July 2021 in a T20I. He finished second in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this season with 332 runs at a strike rate of 181.42 and a top score of 134 against Assam. He scored 217 runs in seven innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, but he averages more than 50 in List A cricket. Earlier on Day 1, Prithvi Shaw scored 240 not out off 283 balls, breaking his previous first-class cricket career record. The opening batsman slammed 33 fours and a six, helping Mumbai reach 397 for 2 at the time of stumps after adding 123 runs for the first wicket with Musheer Khan and an unbroken 200 for the third with Ajinkya Rahane. Shaw was brutal with left-arm spinner Roshan Alam, hammering him for 76 runs at a run-a-ball.