Raining of Centuries by Yash Dhull, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw and Yashasvi Jaiswal in Duleep Trophy Quarter Finals.

Yash Dhull Scored 193 Runs off 243 Balls in the first innings against East Zone

Xtra Time Web Desk: India under 19 World Cup Winner Yash Dhull slammed his maiden ton on Duleep Trophy debut on Saturday against East Zone. Earlier this year, Yash Dhull made his Ranji Trophy debut as well. The Right handed batsman played a fine knock of 193 in the first innings. He has missed his well deserved double century just by 7 runs. Yash has also joined Sachin Tendulkar in the elite list after scoring 2 debut centuries each in Ranji Trophy as well as in Duleep Trophy respectively.

On the other hand Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane scored 113, 228 and 207 respective runs in their first innings against North Zone in Chennai. Their collective runs led West zone to score 590\2 (d). Yashasvi Jaiswal scored another double century in this innings.

Yashasvi Jaiswal Scored 228 Runs off 321 Balls in the first innings against North East Zone

Ajinkya Rahane Scored 207* Runs off 264 Balls in the first innings against North East Zone

Prithvi Shaw Scored 113 Runs off 121 Balls in the first innings against North East Zone

For Prithvi Shaw it was a special century indeed. After his fine knock on Friday, Prithvi said “This is special because it came after a long time. After training, and after giving myself time, coming back on track, which seems very good. I didn’t bat so much during the off-season. I was training with Vivek and I was training at the BKC [Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai]. First, we trained in Delhi and then came back and trained in Mumbai [during the off-season]. Just 12 days before the Duleep Trophy, I started batting just to get back on track with red-ball. Otherwise, I was just working on my fitness. Back on track doesn’t mean I was going somewhere wrong. It’s like you are just lost somewhere and then you get to know yourself – you don’t belong there and you belong somewhere else. When you understand that, you feel back on track. And when you are scoring runs, it shows you have done something- it might be training or on the field. It wasn’t just about training hard but yes, I lost a lot of weight. In the IPL, I had lost seven-eight kgs and I’m there. So, it feels nice to be light.”