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04 Oct 2018

Four Indians who made their Test debut as teenagers

18-year-old Prithvi Shaw debuts against West Indies

India's 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw made his debut in the first Test against West Indies.

He made a crackling ton today as he became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut.

Further, the talented opener has joined an elite list of cricketers, who made their Test debut for Men in Blue as teenagers.

Here are four other players who achieved this feat.

In context

18-year-old Prithvi Shaw debuts against West Indies
Sachin Tendulkar- 16 years and 205 days

Master Blaster

Sachin Tendulkar- 16 years and 205 days

Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut for India at the age of 16 years and 205 days.

He remains the youngest Indian to do so.

Tendulkar, who became one of the best ever of the game, debuted against Pakistan in 1989.

The match held in Karachi ended in a draw.

Sachin made 15, before being bowled by Waqar Younis.

Pace sensation

18-year-old Ishant Sharma made his debut against Bangladesh

India handed debut to a young Ishant Sharma back in 2007 against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

The 18-year-old pacer back then became India's 255th Test player.

Ishant, who has gone on to become one of the most successful pace bowlers of Indian cricket with 256 wickets, didn't have a great debut with the ball.

He picked up a solitary wicket as India won big.

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17-year-old Harbhajan debuted against Australia in 1998

Bhajji

17-year-old Harbhajan debuted against Australia in 1998

Harbhajan Singh became one of the best spinners in Test cricket over time and was a real menace for batsmen.

He was handed his debut at the age of 17 years in 1998 and from there on he went on to feature in 103 Tests for India.

He made his debut against Australia and picked 2 wickets.

India lost that match in Bengaluru.

Coach

Ravi Shastri was handed his debut in 1981

Current Indian coach Ravi Shastri was handed his debut in Test cricket in the year 1981 while he was 18 years and 270 days.

Shastri went on to play 80 Tests for India and was a fine all-rounder during his time.

He amasses 3,830 runs and picked 151 wickets.

Shastri picked 6 wickets in his debut Test against New Zealand at Wellington.

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