Prithvi Shaw continued his good run in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy and smashed a double hundred off just 142 balls against Puducherry in Jaipur on Thursday.
Shaw went on to score 227 not out in Mumbai’s total of 457/4 in 50 overs, becoming the highest individual scorer in Vijay Hazare Trophy, surpassing Sanju Samson who had scored 212 against Goa in the 2019-20 season.
Team India’s first-choice opener on the Australia tour, Shaw was dropped from the playing XI after the opening Test match, which was played with pink balls. Owing to his poor run in IPL, the right-handed batsman had already lost his place in the ODI team.
With the feat, Prithvi Shaw has joined an elite list of Indian players including Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, KV Kaushal, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, who have scored a List A double hundred.
Suryakumar Yadav Hammers 50-ball Century
At the other end, Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who got a maiden call-up to the Indian senior side last week, smashed a century off just 50 balls and was finally dismissed for 133 off just 58 balls with four sixes and 22 fours.
Mumbai’s score of 457/4 was also the highest team total in the history of Vijay Hazare Trophy, surpassing Jharkhand’s 422/9 achieved last week.
And with this record, Shaw once again managed to catch the attention of the cricketing world. And, this double hundred from him will surely make the selectors look in his direction yet again. Meanwhile, Netizens are also not keeping calm after witnessing a blistering inning from Shaw and are giving different reactions on Twitter. Here are some of them: