Mumbai’s opener Prithvi Shaw stole the show once again during the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. After the youngster caught everyone’s attention with a brilliant 227-run knock against Pondicherry, the stand-in skipper played a captain’s knock during their quarter-final clash against Saurashtra.
Skipper Shaw leads from the front
Chasing a target of 285, Shaw played an unbeaten knock of 185 off 123 deliveries to guide Mumbai to the semi-finals of the tournament. The 21-year-old smashed 21 fours and 7 sixes as Mumbai chased down the target in 41.5 overs, with 9 wickets remaining.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 9, 2021
Notably, this was also the highest individual score by an Indian cricketer in List A matches while chasing. With his knock on Tuesday, Shaw surpassed MS Dhoni’s 183* against Sri Lanka (2005) and Virat Kohli‘s 183 against Pakistan (2012).
Here is how Twitter reacted to Shaw’s heroics
Third century for Prithvi Shaw in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 & on all three occasions he has stayed unbeaten: 105*(89) v Delhi (chasing 212), 227*(152) v Puducherry (Mumbai scored 457) & 185*(123) v Saurashtra (chasing 285)
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 9, 2021
589 runs for Prithvi Shaw in 6 games at an average of196.33. All the people trolling him a couple months ago, where are they now? #VijayHazareTrophy
— Rayhaan (@ACricketGeek) March 9, 2021
— ɾαյίt (@imrajitd) March 9, 2021
— Siddharth Chhaya – સિદ્ધાર્થ છાયા 🇮🇳 (@siddtalks) March 9, 2021
— jitin yadav (@jitinyadav) March 9, 2021
Mumbai will take on Karnataka in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Semi-Final on March 11th.