After failing to make it big in the first Test match against New Zealand at Willington, there was a lot of criticism for Indian opener Prithvi Shaw. He threw away his wickets in both the innings for the scores of 16 and 10 while looking desperate to attack the opposition. His failure prompted the majority of fans to call out for his exclusion from the playing xi for the second Test match. However, Prithvi Shaw made a solid comeback in the ongoing second test match at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
After Virat Kohli once again lost the toss, the Indian Cricket team was asked to bat first on the green top. After a delay of 45 minutes due to drizzles, the matter looked tougher for the Indian openers.
However, Prithvi Shaw not just resorted to his natural game but also gave a confident kickstart to the Indian cricket team. As soon as the game started, Prithvi Shaw smashed New Zealand’s pacers to all the corners of the ground. His pulls, drives, and flicks, brought together all the shattered hopes of the Indian cricket fans.
His gutsy shots at the strike-rate of over 80, helped him reach the fifty in just 61 balls, hitting eight fours and one six during his innings.
However, he soon fell off a wide delivery from Keylie Jamieson. Prithvi Shaw departed after scoring 54 off 64 balls, but with this knock, Prithvi Shaw has entered the elite list following the footsteps of the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
The 20-year-old Prithvi Shaw became the second Indian batsman to score a fifty in a Test in New Zealand. The list is spearheaded by Sachin Tendulkar, who achieved this feat in 1990 when he was 16 years and 291 days old.
As soon as his knock came to an end, social media was already flooded with amazing reactions for the cricketer. Here, in this article, we bring you 10 best Tweets on Prithvi Shaw’s confident ‘fifty’. Have a look:
One of the reason behind prithvi shaw's good batting today ??????? pic.twitter.com/f3zs81PuwN— vijay virat vicky ? (@justknownto) February 29, 2020
Shaw already has more test fifties than Sehwag in New Zealand. #NZvIND— ` (@FourOverthrows) February 29, 2020