Prithvi Shaw hits ton on debut Ranji match for Mumbai: Twitterati congratulate teenager

Riding on debutant Prithvi Shaw's brilliant century, defending champions Mumbai cruised into the final of the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy after defeating Tamil Nadu by six wickets in the semi-final.

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New Delhi, Jan 5: 17-year-old opener from Mumbai Prithvi Shaw on Thursday (Jan 5) joined the elite club of cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, after hitting a ton on his debut Ranji Trophy match.

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The right-handed Shaw hit a hundred against Tamil Nadu on the 5th and final day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final to become the 13th batsman from Mumbai to reach the three-figure mark on debut.

Prithvi Shaw hits ton on debut Ranji match for Mumbai: Twitterati congratulate teenager

The 17-year-old scored 120 off 175 deliveries in the second innings to join Sachin Tendulkar, Amol Muzumdar, Ajinkya Rahane, Jatin Paranjpe and Sameer Dighe, among others, as Mumbai batsmen to score centuries on first-class debut.

Shaw shared three crucial partnerships with Praful Waghela, Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav as Mumbai defeated Tamil Nadu by six wickets in the semi-final.

Shaw, who consumed 152 deliveries to get to his ton, laced with 13 hits to the fence and one over it, perished ten runs short of the finish line.

Soon after his impressive batting effort in his debut match, Shaw was lauded on Twitter. Several cricketers and cricket lovers congratulated the teenager for his performance.

Here's how Twitterati reacted:

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma congratulated Prithvi Shaw on Twitter. 

Harsha Bhogle

This is how senior cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle congratulated Prithvi Shaw.

BCCI

BCCI shared the video of the teenager hitting his maiden Ranji ton. 

Mohandas Menon

This is Prithvi Shaw became 20th youngest bat to make a 100 in Ranji Trophy.

Gautam Bhimani

This is how cricket presenter Gautam Bhimani congratulated the youngster. 

Star Sports

Star Sports congratulates Prithvi for his performance on debut. 

Cricket enthusiast congratulates Prithvi

This is how a cricket enthusiast congratulated Prithvi Shaw. 

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