Certain players are famous among the fans for their unique style of play, which becomes a distinguishing factor for them from others. Prithvi Shaw is one such character for his familiar aggressive batting irrespective of the formats, and his entertaining knock of 379 for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy has received high regard.
Prithvi Shaw continued his resurgence on the domestic circuit as he was at his brilliant best during the fifth-round match against Assam and finally ended his lean patch in the tournament on Tuesday as he was unbeaten on 240 runs at stumps. The 23-year-old continued from where he left off on Day 1 of the game and brought up his maiden triple ton in first class after switching gears once the play restarted.
Shaw would break several records along the way and surpass the highest scores achieved by Sunil Gavaskar, Cheteshwar Pujara, and VVS Laxman in the Ranji Trophy. The flamboyant opener then went on to break Sanjay Manjrekar’s 32-year-old record for the highest individual score which was 377.
Prithvi Shaw was finally dismissed by Riyan Parag before he scored 49 fours and four sixes in his innings that lasted 383 deliveries. Shaw has been getting a lot of praise from fans and the members of the cricket fraternity with Mumbai teammates Yadav and Iyer leading the way. The 32-year-old hailed his teammate’s innings as madness while Iyer called Shaw a champion player.
Shaw, who jumped to the second in both lists on Wednesday, became the ninth batter to go surpass the tally of 350 in Ranji innings, surpassing Swapnil Gugale (351*), Cheteshwar Pujara (352), VVS Laxman (353), Samit Gohel (359*), Vijay Merchant (359*), MV Sridhar (366) and Sanjay Manjrekar (377). Manjrekar’s 377 was the highest score by a Mumbai batter in First-Class cricket before Shaw’s carnage.
Notably, Pruthvi Shaw became the first player to notch a triple hundred in Ranji Trophy, a double hundred in Vijay Hazare Trophy, and a hundred in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Thrilled that my record of 377 was beaten by a batter I adore! Well done Prithvi! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 11, 2023
Scored a triple ton in Ranji trophy.
Scored a double-ton in Vijay Hazare trophy
Scored a century in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
It’s not humanly possible to do more to deserve a call-up for Team India.
Prithvi’s knocking down the door. Well played.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 11, 2023
A rare and special talent- Prithvi Shaw .
Whatever may be the issues that are keeping him away from the team , it’s job of the management to give a chance and have an effective communication with him which helps both him and Team India. pic.twitter.com/kD9kmMRUGX
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) January 11, 2023
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) January 11, 2023
Prithvi Shaw smashed Triple Hundred from just 326 balls in Ranji Trophy – he is well & truly back.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 11, 2023
Prithvi Shaw today:
•Highest individual score for Mumbai.
•2nd highest individual score in Ranji.
•326 balls triple hundred in Ranji.
•His first triple hundred in FC.
•He smashed 49 fours & 4 Sixes.
•3rd Indian player to score 300 in FC, 200 in List A, 100 in T20 Cricket.
— Ishika Pandey (@Ishika_Pandey45) January 11, 2023
— Gautam Roy (@i_m_gautam_roy_) January 11, 2023
Congratulations prithvi shaw man, well deserved, hoping to see you opening with shubman gill for india soon
— Daksh Gill(fan account) (@GillDakshveer) January 11, 2023
— Cric Wizard (@CricWizz_13579) January 11, 2023
Prithvi Shaw would actually bang in this Indian team
— 🧏♂️ (@KushankThacker) January 11, 2023
— WhiteRatSr (@WhiteRatSr1) January 11, 2023
#OnThisDay in 1959 HANIF MOHAMMAD scored 499 runs in an innings – World Record (then)
Today Prithvi Shaw scored 379 runs in a #RanjiTrophy match for Mumbai!
– 17th highest individual score in FC
– 2nd highest in Ranji Trophy
– Highest for Mumbai/Bombay
KPI Ground, Karachi 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/hFPFNVDiRB
— Farhan Nisar (@farhanwrites) January 11, 2023