Prithvi Shaw Stages Comeback In Indian Cricket With Fantastic Century In Ranji Trophy

    Prithvi Shaw Ranji Trophy

    Playing in his 2nd Ranji Trophy game in this season, Prithvi Shaw announced his arrival in grand style as he slammed a ton against Chhattisgarh, while plying his trade for 41-time Ranji Trophy champions, Mumbai.

    Prithvi Shaw had staged a comeback into competitive cricket after a 6-month injury gap and had scored 35 runs against Bengal in the 1st week of February 2024. He was dismissed by Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal and his knock was packed with 5 fours and he had a strike-rate of 83.33.

    But in the game against Chhattisgarh, Prithvi Shaw smashed a magnificent century and scored 159 runs in 185 deliveries in the 1st innings on 9th February 2024. He stitched a 244-run partnership stand with Bhupen Lalwani and bagged the entire limelight.

    Lalwani scored 102 runs in 238 balls and played a good role in this game too as Mumbai put on 310 runs at the end of Day 1. Chhattisgarh bowlers staged a supreme comeback in the morning of Day 2 and skittled Mumbai out for 351 runs.

    Ashish Chouhan was the cynosure of all eyes as he took 6 wickets and Ravi Kiran bagged 3 wickets.

    Prithvi Shaw also etched his name in the record books as he became the first Indian cricketer to score two centuries on the opening session of Day 1 of a first-class game. His earlier feat came against Assam in Ranji Trophy 2022-23 and he has once again repeated his heroics.

    Prithvi Shaw last played competitive cricket in August

    It was in August 2023 that the 24-year-old former Indian U-19 World Cup-winning captain was plying his trade for Northamptonshire. He picked up a knee injury and then underwent surgery in London, where he was stationed for 3 months.

    Shaw was then cleared by the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and hence could represent Mumbai in the prestigious Ranji Trophy.

    Prithvi Shaw was touted as the next-big thing in Indian cricket but inconsistent form and a few off-field controversies has sidelined him from the team.

    He has played 5 Test for India and has a good average of 42.4. In ODIs, he has played 6 matches and has also represented India in 1 T20I.

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