"Jay Shah sir, Will keep working hard.."- Prithvi Shaw's response to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah after his record-breaking 379-run knock in Ranji
On Wednesday, Prithvi Shaw broke multiple records with a brilliant triple century against Assam in the ongoing Ranji Trophy tournament in Guwahati. The Mumbai opener registered the second highest individual score in the history of the Ranji Trophy.
He smashed 379 runs off just 383 balls, including 49 fours and four sixes. As a result, Mumbai declared their first inning with a massive score of 687/4. Shaw inning gathered appreciations from all the cricket faternity. Many former cricketers lauded the Mumbai opener.
Only former Maharastra batter BB Nimbalkar holds the record for the 443 not out against Saurashtra in 1948. Notably, Shaw has been performing well for quite a while now and is trying to make his comeback on the Indian side. Shaw played his last international game for India in July 2021. But since then, he has been sidelined.
However, on Wednesday, after his incredible 379-run knock, BCCI secretary Jay Shah praised the Mumbai opener for his brilliant triple century and congratulated him on Twitter for scoring the second highest individual score in the Ranji Trophy. Shah tweeted, "Another entry into the record books! What an extraordinary inning @PrithviShaw! Congratulations on hitting the second-highest Ranji Trophy score of all time. A talent with immense potential. Super proud! @BCCIdomestic."
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) January 11, 2023
In response, Shaw also thanked the BCCI secretary and replied, "Thank you so much @JayShah sir. Your words of encouragement means a lot. Will keep working hard."
However, some media reports confirmed that the Mumbai opener was annoyed by the continued ignorance of the Indian board in not selecting him for the team despite scoring big runs in the domestic circuit. The 23-year-old is currently fourth on the list of the highest run-scorers in the ongoing Ranji tournament. He has scored 539 runs in 7 innings at an average of 67.37 and a strike rate of 91.35.