Shaw, who is being touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket, has even been named in the 12-man squad that India had announced on the eve of the first Test and is likely to make his debut on Thursday.
"I just spoke to him, he just had some jokes and just tried to speak Marathi, which is really amusing", he added.
Shaw wasted little time in picking up where he had left off in the first session, twice drilling leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to the leg side boundary in the first over after the interval. "If a break has to be given do that in the limited-overs internationals, but not Test cricket, for if Test cricket is to survive it needs the best players available all the time". However, Pujara couldn't reach to his hundred as he departed for 86 runs.
"Lovely to see such an attacking knock in your first innings, @prithvishaw!".
"It's just the beginning, the lad has firepower", tweeted former opener Virender Sehwag. Hanuma Vihari, who scored a half-century on his debut in England, hasn't been selected in the first Test. He is also the third batsman after Shikhar Dhawan (85 balls) and Dwayne Smith (93) to hit his debut ton in under 100 balls.
He became the second youngest Indian to score a maiden hundred after Sachin Tendulkar (17 years, 112 days) in 1990 against England. So I think a lot of things are taken in a different way, and people don't want to go into the detail of what exactly the term means when the trainer and the physio take a decision, because as you saw, someone like Hardik [Pandya] broke down [during the Asia Cup], but people can not anticipate that.
Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful is the youngest debut Test centurion, followed by Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza and Pakistan's Salim Malik.
The two-match series brings a great opportunity for players like KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara to have some runs under their belt before the all-important Australia tour.
Kraigg Brathwaite, standing in as captain after Jason Holder suffered a last-minute ankle injury, juggled his bowlers but the absence of the experienced Kemar Roach and Holder was painfully evident.
Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (41) added 105 for the fourth wicket to continue India's progress before the latter was caught behind to off-spinner Roston Chase.
While India is set to go with five bowlers, questions remain whether the Rajkot wicket-which has the history of offering bucketful of runs-will help the bowlers much.