Prithvi Shaw smashed a double century with the score of 244 in just 129 balls for Northamptonshire in England’s domestic One-day cup against Somerset.
Indian Young batter Prithvi Shaw scored a double century in England one day cup. Prithvi scored his century in just 81 balls and made his double century in just 129 balls. He registered the record of his highest individual score in List-A cricket. He scored the second-highest score in the history of English List-A cricket.
Prithvi Shaw was getting slammed for his bizarre dismissal in his debut match in the one-day cup. He got out by falling and hitting his wicket himself while trying to play a pull shot. However, he arrived in the next with a style helping Northamptonshire to win over Somerset by 87 runs.
Prithvi Shaw scored his ninth List-A century. The last List-A century he scored was against Karnataka when he was leading Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final where he scored 165. Prithvi Shaw became just the second Indian after Cheteshwar Pujara to make 150 above score in an English tournament. Shaw’s innings against Somerset included 28 fours and 11 sixes.
What were the records that Prithvi Shaw broke after his double century?
Prithvi Shaw broke the previous record of left-hander Ben Duckett of 220 for England Lions which came against Sri Lanka A in 2016 to make the second-highest total in List A innings. He is only behind Alistair Brown who has the highest individual score 268 playing for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002 in Oval.
He broke his own record of his individual score in List A cricket 227 while playing for Mumbai against Puducherry in Jaipur. Prithvi Shaw made his debut for team India when he was just 18 years old and scored a century in his debut match against West Indies. People considered him as the next Sachin Tendulkar of India.
Prithvi Shaw was the youngest opener batsman in the IPL 2018 for Delhi Capitals. He scored a century in his debut match of the Duleep Trophy and became the youngest batter to do so, previously this record was held by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
What is the future of Prithvi Shah?
Prithvi Shaw who is one of the most talented cricketers in the country, joined the cricket academy when he was just 3 years old. He was once considered a combination of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Virendra Sehwag. From the 56 List-A games he has played, he has scored 2687 with an average of 51.67.
Prithvi Shaw hasn’t played international cricket for nearly two years now. He last played for India in July 2021 on a tour of Sri Lanka. While in an interview, he said he wasn’t concerned about his selection rather he is enjoying the cricket he has been playing.
Prithvi Shaw has often been included in on and off-field controversies. His past two IPL seasons haven’t been good as well. He was even dropped off the squad of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023. Everyone was thinking that he might be the next permanent opener for team India but his inconsistency and lack of discipline has made his way out of the team and Delhi Capitals.
On his comeback to Indian Team, experts think it might be difficult to get a place in the team for a while now, at least not for upcoming ICC events. India currently has high competition for the spot of openers. Many experts have suggested that Prithvi Shaw should work on his fitness for a long-term career.