In the historic Test of Afghanistan, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan gave the opponent a taste of long format cricket with his hammering batting by scoring a brilliant century off just 87 balls. With this century, Dhawan became the first ever Indian batsman to score a century in the first session of the first day’s play of a Test match. Previous best was of 99 not out by Virender Sehwag, which Dhawan surpassed.
On his course to the century, 41 out of 51 runs came from Dhawan’s willow from just 27 balls he faced off Rashid’s bowling, including 8 fours and a six. After the end of day’s play, Dhawan opened up and said that he was not aware of the record and added, “It feels great. I didn’t know about the record till I came back into the dressing room at lunch where it showed on TV.”