Prithvi Shaw matched Sachin Tendulkar's feat of scoring centuries on his debut in domestic tournaments like Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy in 2017.
Prithvi Shaw had a sensational Test debut as the second youngest Test centurion from India before an ankle injury and a failed dope test kept him out for 16 months.
The time spent away from cricket while serving a doping ban was nothing short of "torture" for him but young India batsman Prithvi Shaw said it also made him hungrier for runs.
Shubman Gill had a good net session on Thursday and it is expected that he would be asked to open the innings alongside Mayank Agarwal if Prithvi Shaw is unable to make it.
India captain Virat Kohli said that Prithvi Shaw needs the confidence of the team as well as time, which the team management is willing to provide.
New Zealand, who needed just nine runs to win, outclassed the No.1 Test team in the world by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
NZ vs IND: Prithvi Shaw, playing his first Test since doping ban, got off to positive starts but couldn't make it count on both occasions.
The conditions at the Basin Reserve in Wellington could challenge the Indian batting as the series gets underway on Friday.
Virat Kohli said that Ishant Sharma was hitting good areas and bowling with pace in training ahead of India's first Test against New Zealand.
Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami and Prithvi Shaw all can be seen making weird facial gestures in his latest tweet.
Hanuma Vihari on Friday said he won't mind taking up the opener's role if the team management asks him to.
Shubman Gill insists he is not competing with fellow young gun Prithvi Shaw for the opener's slot in the first Test against New Zealand.
Shubman Gill's stellar show in the recently-concluded India A series is an indicator that he is ready for Test debut, feels senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
NZ vs IND 1st ODI, Highlights: Ross Taylor remained unbeaten on 109 as New Zealand defeated India by four wickets in the first game of the three-match series.
NZ vs IND: Virat Kohli said KL Rahul will keep wickets and bat at number five like he did during the Australia series.
Mayank Agarwal replaces injured Rohit Sharma in ODIs, Shubhman Gill included in India squad for Test series in New Zealand.
Ishan Kishan was left stranded on an unbeaten 71 as India A lost four wickets in nine balls to suffer a narrow five-run defeat in the deciding third ODI against New Zealand A on Sunday.
Prithvi Shaw flourished yet again as India A notched up a convincing five-wicket victory over New Zealand A in the first unofficial ODI.