XtraTime Web Desk: Prithvi Shaw is celebrating his 19th birthday today at Rajkot. The newest talking point in Indian cricket has already done some amazing things in his career which have made him a class apart. On this special day, www.xtratime.in chooses five incredible facts about this super talent of Indian cricket.
The mammoth innings: The diminutive right-hander rose to prominence when he smashed 546 off 330 balls including 85 fours and five sixes as a 14-year old, playing in the Harris Shield, Mumbai in 2013 breaking the record for the highest score in school cricket.
Dream international debut: Scoring a century in his debut innings, Shaw lived up to the hype he created well before his debut. He thrashed the Windies bowler all over the park and became the second youngest Indian to score a Test century after the great Sachin Tendulkar.
Debuts and centuries: The opener now holds the unique record of scoring a century each on his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Test cricket debut.
An immense struggle: Shaw was a four-year-old when he lost his mother and was raised by his father. As a child, he would travel all the way from Virar to Churchgate, a journey which took nearly two hours, for his daily cricketing net sessions.
Incredible IPL: Prithvi Shaw was bought for an amount of Rs 1.2 Crore by Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018 auction. In nine games, he scored 245 runs at an average of 27.22 with a strike-rate of 153.12. He also became the youngest player to open in IPL and the joint youngest with Sanju Samson to hit an IPL half-century.