On Wednesday, Prithvi Shaw, a promising young cricketer, smashed a triple century in the Ranji Trophy (379 off 383 balls). He helped Mumbai’s first-inning score of 687/4 against Assam. The right-handed batsman has now collected the second-highest total in Ranji Trophy history with his quickfire 379 runs, behind only BB Nimbalkar’s unbeaten 443 runs while playing for Maharashtra against Saurashtra in 1948.

Shaw’s spectacular knock established several new records. He beat former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar to get the highest first-class total by a Mumbai batter. Manjrekar beat Hyderabad in 1991 and received 377 points. Shaw is the first player in Ranji Trophy history to score triple hundreds, double hundreds, and a hundred in domestic 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy competitions.

Mumbai’s captain Ajinkya Rahane greatly increased the total with a magnificent 191 from 302 balls.

Shaw has lately shown sufficient bat proficiency to rejoin the national team. After playing in his last match for Team India in July 2021, he amassed a significant amount of runs in domestic cricket. On Twitter, Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), complimented him for posting the second-highest Ranji Trophy total ever on Wednesday.

“Increasing the record books once again! @PrithviShaw, what an inning it was! Congratulations on obtaining the second-best Ranji Trophy score ever! a talent with a lot of promise. extremely happy! @BCCIdomestic, “Shah said.

After hearing the BCCI secretary’s remarks, Shaw replied by thanking him. “I appreciate you, sir @JayShah. Your encouragement is much appreciated. will continue to perform a terrific job.”

The 23-year-old was reportedly angry with the BCCI after being passed over for both the current international series against Sri Lanka and the India tour to Bangladesh in December 2022.

With 16 points, Mumbai is now second in Group B’s point standings, just behind Saurashtra (26 points). Shaw has contributed to his team by scoring 539 runs in five games, averaging 67.37 runs per game.