Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden praised Shikhar Dhawan’s century on debut in the third Test between India and Australia at Mohali © Getty Images

Mohali, Mar 16, 2013

Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden praised Shikhar Dhawan‘s magnificent hundred on debut and feels that innings will be spoken about for a long time.

“This 100 of Dhawan will be spoken about for a very long time. The new brand of India has arrived!!! Great to witness history in Mohali. Dhawan’s 100 is the fastest Test 100 by any debutant. Amazing performance!” [sic] Haydeen wrote on his twitter page.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan while praising Dhawan didn’t forget to take a dig at the Australians.

“Dhawan’s homework of the Aussie bowlers seems to have worked” Vaughan commented.

His India teammates Harbhajan Singh and Ajinkya Rahane also took to twitter to congratulate him.

“Very welldone shikhar jaat ji. Top top top batting.really happy for u brother. hard work always pays off.rab rakha jatta. chardikalla ch raho,” [sic] Harbhajan tweeted.

“Very well played shikhar:) very happy for you buddy!,” [sic] tweeted Rahane.

Manoj Tiwary also copngratulated Dhawan on his knock.

“Great display of battin by Shikhar.. Amazin stuff !!! Wish u many more in future bro??” [sic]

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