[caption id="attachment_754187" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Prithvi-Shaw-AFP1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-754187" alt="Prithvi Shaw scored a century on debut in the first Test against West Indies at Rajkot. @ AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Prithvi-Shaw-AFP1.jpg" width="628" height="366" /></a> Prithvi Shaw scored a century on debut in the first Test against West Indies at Rajkot. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/prithvi-shaw">Prithvi Shaw</a> s dream debut in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-west-indies-1st-test-kuldeep-yadav-r-ashwin-star-in-indias-biggest-win-752888">first Test</a> against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> at Rajkot where he scored a century saw many comparing him to former India opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virender-sehwag/">Virender Sehwag</a>. India s veteran batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gautam-gambhir/">Gautam Gambhir</a> reckons people should think twice before comparing Sehwag, who has played 104 Tests, to Shaw. <p></p> <p></p>"Whoever is comparing [Prithvi with Sehwag] need to think twice before comparing. Ultimately, you should not compare anyone to anyone. He [Shaw] has just started his career and there is a long way to go. I have never believed in comparisons, Gambhir said on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>"He [Shaw] has got his own individuality and Sehwag had his own individuality. He has just started his career and someone like Sehwag has played 100 Test matches." <p></p> <p></p>Gambhir, however, feels that Shaw will face much bigger challenges ahead. "Obviously, he's [Shaw] impressive. He's very talented and that's why he is there. The important thing is that he started off his Test career on a very good note, but there will be far bigger and far difficult challenges waiting for him," he said. <p></p> <p></p>The right-handed batsman, who played 148 One Days and 58 Tests, is confident <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> can still pose a threat to India without former captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steve-smith/">Steve Smith</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/david-warner/">David Warner</a>, currently serving one-year suspensions for their involvement in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/australia-ball-tampering-scandal-all-we-know-697222">ball-tampering</a> scandal in the Cape Town Test in March this year. <p></p> <p></p>India will begin their tour Down Under on November 21 when the first of the three-match T20I series gets underway. Both teams will then be involved in a four-Test series beginning on December 6. The three-match ODI series will kick off on January 12. <p></p> <p></p>"It's got to be a challenge, big challenge [in Australia]. We might talk about Australian batting because they don't have Smith and Warner but they still have a formidable batting [line-up] in their backyard," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"They have really exciting players like <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shaun-marsh/">Shaun Marsh</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aaron-finch/">Aaron Finch</a>. They have the bowling attack to hurt any opposition. They have got the pace, they know their conditions and they probably have the best off-spinner [<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nathan-lyon/">Nathon Lyon</a>] in the world right now. <p></p> <p></p> It's not going to be a cakewalk. [Playing] Australia in Australia, whatever batting they play, they are still a massive threat," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, Gambhir played it safe when asked about if <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/">Risbhabh Pant</a> is fit enough to fill <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/">MS Dhoni</a>'s shoes behind the stumps ahead of the 2019 World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>"There's never been a right time and there s never been a wrong time. It really depends on the combination and ultimately, it's your performance that will keep you in the side, not the age. <p></p> <p></p>"Whether you are 36 or 37 or 47, if you keep performing you should be playing and ultimately it is the performance that keeps you in," he said.