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.”
Allround performance by Sunrisers Hyderabad helped them beat Rajasthan Royals in the fourth match of the Indian Premier League. Chasing a modest total of 126, Shikhar Dhawan scored a solid fifty as SRH registered their first win of this year's IPL with 25 balls to spare.
India produced an all-round show to thump Bangladesh by six wickets in their second match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series here on Thursday. India restricted Bangladesh to 139/8 and then chased down the target with six wickets and 1.2 overs to spare to make a strong comeback after the loss to Sri Lanka in the opening match.
Recently India U-19 World Cup team made the whole nation proud as they beat Australia in the final to lift the trophy. Since then fans and critics have been raving about the stars who have made India proud. Prithvi Shaw is already seen as one for the future along with the likes of Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Manjot Kalra etc. Let's have a look at the other Indian superstars who have made big and a successful transition from U-19 to international cricket.
Team India's left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad after they opted to use the Right to Match card for him in the Indian Premier League 2018 auction on Saturday in Bengaluru.