I was thinking of my dad, because he has sacrificed a lot of things for me. "But they definitely have the skill set", he said. 18 years of age, debuting for India's test cricket squad and scores a century!?? "Play like another game". "At first I was a bit nervous, but when I got in I was quite comfortable and I was just trying to play my natural game, what I do in first-class cricket and India A", said Shaw.
Shaw struck 19 boundaries in an outstanding knock and the prodigy was elated after grasping his opportunity on an opening day of the two-match series that ended with India 364/4, Cheteshwar Pujara making 86 and Virat Kohli 72 not out.
He is the second youngest Indian to make a Test century after Tendulkar himself - before falling for 134.
I'm feeling really good after the hundred. I had a session with him and gave couple of pointers on how to improve his game. His dismissal on 134 at the hands of Devendra Bishoo would have surely hurt the 18-year-old, considering that he had laid a flawless foundation for a double hundred.
With the hosts opting for three frontline spinners, West Indies' stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite will be aware that his side face a stiff task of having to bat last on a pitch already offering some turn for the slow bowlers.
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Shaw, who was on unbeaten 75 at lunch, reached the three figures in the afternoon session with a typical punch to the cover, the same way he got his first runs in global cricket.
Agarwal had broken into the team after scoring tons of runs in domestic cricket and at India A level.
"Actually, he started so young that it seems that he has played for a long time".
Kohli, who is the world's No. 1 Test batsman, got to his half-century against Bishoo and was getting more risky with each passing ball.
Well played young man @PrithviShaw for a free and fearless performance on debut. "I always believe whether it is a domestic, global or practice match, it brings a different pressure and I think it helped me to prepare".