Syed Mushtaq Ali 2022 has already seen some amazing batting. India players like Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Nitish Rana have already smacked a century during the first two rounds. On Friday, out of favor India opener Prithvi Shaw joined the century scoring fest with a ton against Assam during the 3rd round of games.
The story as it happened –
Prithvi Shaw has been out of favor with the Indian selectors for over a year now. Shaw, last played for India in July 2021. The 22 year old recently posted a heartbreaking story on Instagram when he wasn’t picked for the home series against South Africa. Captaining the side after injury to Rahane, the right hander tore into the Assam attack.
Chanceless ton by Shaw –
Assam won the toss and put Mumbai into bat first. Shaw opened the batting with Aman Hakim Khan. The Mumbai skipper scored 134 runs off 61 balls with 13 fours and 9 sixes. Jaiswal scored 42 off 30 balls with 5 fours and a six as Mumbai scored a massive 230 on the board.
Shaw plays a hilarious shot that leaves all laughing –
The funniest moment of the day happened when Shaw was batting on 111 and was facing off against Roshan Alam. The left arm spinner bowled outside off stump when he saw Shaw step out. The batter knew that he had missed the line of the ball and played it hilariously and in a funny manner to prevent getting himself stumped out.
Shaw looking to make a comeback to the Indian side –
Former India under-19 skipper made an amazing debut for India with a test match century against West Indies in 2018. Shaw last played the Pink ball test at Adelaide in 2020 and hasn’t been able to make a comeback to the side. Shaw was part of the ODI and T20 side which played the short series in Sri Lanka in July last year.
Twitter reacts –
The Indian cricket fans took to Twitter to write about Shaw and you can read all the tweets below.
October 14, 2022
Prithvi Shaw 🔥🔥🔥#prithvishaw— 𝙶𝙹 🇮🇳 ☮️ #𝙿𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚎 (@IAM000710) October 14, 2022
Telling this again and again. If Prithvi Shaw isn't playing for India it's not his lose #prithvishaw #Cricket #CricketTwitter— Cricket Crazy 🇮🇳 (@CricketCrazy00) October 14, 2022
Prithvi Shaw falls for 134 of 61 balls - the fourth-highest score in #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy history.— Lalith Kalidas (@lal__kal) October 14, 2022
Highest individual scores in #SyedMushtaqAliT20:
147 - Shreyas Iyer
146* - Punit Bisht
137* - Mohammed Azharuddeen
134 - PRITHVI SHAW*
Well played Prithvi Shaw 🙌🙌#prithvishaw #smat2022— Rishu Raj 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (रिशु राज ❣️) (@virat_rohit_ind) October 14, 2022
The Don 134(61) 😍#prithvishaw #smat2022— Hardy (@Cricsomaniac) October 14, 2022
Today Prithvi Shaw has smashed 100 runs in 46 balls— Rockstar MK (@RockstarMK11) October 14, 2022
This is enough to tell you that why was he so much upset over his exclusion from Indian cricket team
Talented players have always been ignored by BCCI
This was the story that he uploaded when he was excluded from team blue pic.twitter.com/NNwRyr9Pr0