En route his unbeaten 185 in the third cricket Test against Australia, Dhawan scored the fastest hundred on debut in the 136 years of Test history.
Dhawan reached the milestone in only 85 balls surpassing West Indian Dwayne Smith's debut Test ton hit in 93 balls against South Africa back in 2004. England's Matt Prior hit a century on debut against West Indies off 105 balls.
However, Dhawan missed out on the record of fastest Test hundred by an Indian which is held by Kapil Dev, who scored a century off 74 balls. The fastest ever Test hundred record is held by Viv Richards, who smashed a ton in 56 balls.