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Shaw marvellous, let's not compare him with Sehwag: Ganguly

by Sahir Usman Oct 04, 2018 • 22:15 PM

Kolkata, Oct 4 - Terming Prithvi Shaw's debut hundred as 'marvellous', former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday refused to compare the teenage sensation with Virender Sehwag. Shaw should be given time to travel around the world and score runs everywhere.

"Don't compare him with Sehwag. Sehwag was an absolute genius. Let him go around the world, I am sure he will get runs in Australia, England and South Africa but don't compare him with Sehwag," Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of Tata Steel 25K marathon run launch here.

"It must be a phenomenal day for him. To get a hundred on Test debut..he has got a Ranji Trophy hundred on debut, he has got a Duleep trophy debut hundred and an India debut hundred, so it's phenomenal," Ganguly said.

Ganguly also scored a ton on debut against England at Lord's in 1996.

"I didn't have a Ranji Trophy debut hundred. But I had a Deuleep Trophy debut hundred and then India debut hundred," he said.

At 18 years and 329 days, Shaw became the youngest Indian and the fourth-youngest overall to score a century on Test debut, against the West Indies earlier in the day in Rajkot.

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