The 26-year-old told the club's official website: "It's a just a number really. It was just another game and one that we needed to win and that was my only focus.
"It's something that I'll look back on maybe at the end of my career. I have always wanted to play at Premier League level and I've been lucky enough to play 200 times now so I am happy with that."
Shawcross initially joined the team on loan in 2007 before making the move permanent ahead of the 2008-09 season.