Shikhar Dhawan Hits The Fastest Ton On Debut For India


There were records created and a number of records waiting to be stumbled and that were all due to one man – Shikhar Dhawan. However, it was not possible due to the fact that Shikhar Dhawan could not complete his double century. But that does not belittle the fact that he had taken the cricketing world by storm.

Shikhar Dhawan was selected in the Indian team because of Virender Sehwag’s poor form. One Delhi batsman replaced the other one. Some reports were listing the possible records that the opening batsman might shatter if he were to continue playing in the attacking mood that he was.

Sehwag has the records of scoring some of the fastest double centuries in Test cricket. Dhawan was pretty much close to breaking at least one of them. But no matter he got out, he had already made the scorers work hard and make space for his name in the record books.

As far as the opening pair is concerned, the pair of Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan has topped the list of the best opening stand against Australia for India. The two, who played for the first time for India at this level, put on a partnership of 289 runs in 59.5 overs. Out of this score Shikhar Dhawan had contributed a mammoth 187 runs in 174 balls.

The pair that comes at the second place in this list is that of Chauhan and Gavaskar. The two had put on 192 runs in Mumbai during the 1979-80 series. That means Dhawan and Vijay put on almost 100 runs more. The pair of Gambhir and Sehwag had their best opening stand of 182 runs. Interestingly that came at the very same venue four seasons back.

In the meanwhile, it must be mentioned that Shikhar Dhawan has become the first Indian to score the fastest century on debut in a Test match. He reached the three figure mark in just 85 balls. He hit as many as 21 fours in this knock. The beauty of this innings was that he never took risk and did not loft even a single ball dangerously in the air.

The two sixes that he hit came after he has completed his century. So, it was a totally risk-free innings and a truly deserving one.

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