New Delhi: Prithvi Shaw, the young opening batter for Mumbai, scripted history on Wednesday as he smashed triple centuries against Assam in the Ranji Trophy match. The fired-up cricketer returned to the tournament in rampaging form, after a small bout of poor form and made rivals miserable with his smashing form.
Prithvi played a smashing knock of 379 runs in 382 balls against hapless Assam at Amingaon Cricket Ground in Guwahati and became the player with second-highest score in the Ranji Trophy history. His electrifying batting in the first-class cricket has surely given a notice to the National Selectors for mulling his candidature for the national team.
Prithvi surpasses all, just behind Nimbalkar’s 1948 record
The Mumbai opener has become only the 9th batsman to cross past 300 runs in a Ranji match. He surpassed the likes of Rohit Sharma & Virendra Sehwag and was well on way to 4th century but got LBW on a tricky ball by leg spinner Riyan Parag.
Highest individual scores in Ranji Trophy matches:
BB Nimbalkar, Maharashtra: 443 Not Out vs Saurashtra
Prithvi Shaw, Mumbai: 379 runs vs Assam
Sanjay Manjrekar, Mumbai: 377 runs vs Hyderabad
MV Sridhar, Hyderabad: 366 runs vs Andhra Pradesh
Vijay Merchant, Mumbai: 359 runs vs Maharashtra
The cricketer was looking ominous as he hurtled towards the 4th century. Looking back at records, there is one cricketer who achieved this feat and that too decades ago. Bhausaheb Nimbalkar had scored an unbeaten 443 runs for Maharashtra against Kathiawar back in December 1948. He has the record of highest individual score in a Ranji match.
The 23-year-old’s spectacular batting in first class cricket has left fans excited & thrilled. Also, he is the only Indian cricketer, apart from Rohit & Sehwag, who has scored a triple ton in Test match, century in T20 and double ton in List A cricket.
With his fiery & furious batting again, the cricketer will surely be a topic of discussion in the BCCI’s selection committee that will pick the Indian squad for upcoming red ball series against Australia.