4 Indian batsman who scored Century in Test debut and where are they now?
While many are saying that Test has lost its glory of the all days, but the longest format of the game still delivers some of the great moments for the fans and for the players, like scoring a century in your debut Test match. There is no other moment like scoring a century in your debut in the most toughest format of the game.
Scoring a century in your Test debut is a dream for all the players, but not everyone realises their dream. Test cricket is the most toughest format of the game and it requires huge skills to pull off a century in your debut match against some of the best bowlers in the world. Scoring a century in Test debut means you have a huge potential to do well.
Today in this article, we take a look at 4 players who last scored a Test century and where they are now.
Former Indian cricket team's explosive opening batsman Virender Sehwag is the first name in our list. The Delhi batsman made his Test debut against South Africa in 2001 and played a brilliant inning of 105 runs in his debut match. Sehwag went on to become a top player for India in all three formats. Currently he has retired from the game and is doing a commentary duties.
Another opening batsman in the list is Shikhar Dhawan. The left-hand batsman played an absolutely blistering knock of 187 runs against the mighty Australia in his debut match in 2013. Dhawan is still a active cricketer and consistently scores runs. However, he is no longer a part of the Test match and features irregularly for the ODI squad.
The current India captain Rohit Sharma is the next name in our list. Rohit got an opportunity to make his Test debut after a long time, even after a hugely successful white ball career. Rohit made his Test debut in 2013 in the same which was Sachin Tendulkar's last Test match against West Indies. He scored a brilliant century in that match batting in the middle-order. Sharma is currently considered among some of the best opening batsman in the world right now and is also the captain of the Indian team.
The young Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw had a lot of potential. He led the Indian U19 team to the U19 Cricket World Cup victory in 2018 and showed a lot of promise. He made his Test debut for India in the later half of 2018 against West Indies and scored a brilliant century to become the youngest Indian to score a century on his debut. However, things hasn't been same since then. Shaw was banned by the BCCI for doping violation and has been in question of a slot because of his fitness issues. He currently plays for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL and for Mumbai in the Indian domestic scenes.