Home > News >

Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara heap praise on Shikhar Dhawan after sensational knock

Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara heap praise on Shikhar Dhawan after sensational knock

Shikhar Dhawan completed his maiden century in Tests in only 85 balls © PTI

New Delhi: Mar 18, 2013
 
Legendary former cricketers such as Rahul Dravid and Brian Lara have lavished praise on young Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, who notched up the fastest-ever Test ton on debut in the third Test against Australia in Mohali.
 
Dhawan created history by scoring 174-ball 187 in the match. He scored his hundred 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.
 
Sourav Ganguly, Dravid and Lara — all speakers at the India Today Conclave — hailed Dhawan as a bright prospect for the team.
 
“Shikhar has set the pace of the match and if India goes on to win the Mohali Test, much of the credit must go to the young lad,” Ganguly said at the Conclave, while lauding the world record debut by the Delhi opener.
 
Dravid said the innings should set the stage for a successful Test career for the Delhi batsman.
 
“Shikhar must capitalise on the good start. He has a positive attitude and should do well for India,” Dravid said.
 
Lara, on the other hand, had a word of caution for Dhawan.
 
“Tougher tests will come, he will have to keep his focus to do well consistently,” the former West Indies Captain said.
 
Ganguly, Dravid, Lara ad Arjuna Ranatunga were part of the Captain’s League, a special session that discussed the ‘Changing Face of World Cricket’.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Ravindra Jadeja knighted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Bhuvneshwar Kumar England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

CPL 2014: Trinidad and Tobago to be integrated in Red Steel’s team name

Jos Buttler calls his Test call-up for England against India a “dream come true”

Pakistan court helps family of girl cricketer who committed suicide

Pakistan Cricket Board aims to introduce democratic process of governance

Sachin Tendulkar not offended by Maria Sharapova’s comment

India tour of England 2014: Figures demonstrate why the Lord’s win is special

India’s overseas victories where pace bowlers dominated – Part 2 of 2

Ishant Sharma: The enigma who takes key wickets

Statistical highlights of India vs England 2014, 2nd Test at Lord’s

Ishant Sharma’s email inbox after the Lord’s Test match against England

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

CPL 2014: Trinidad and Tobago to be integrated in Red Steel’s team name

Xiaomi Mi4 announced; backed by 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and 3GB Ram!

Telecom stocks ring in gain; Nifty zooms 84 points

Diet Tip #23 – Switch to rice bran oil for better health

India’s overseas victories where pace bowlers dominated – Part 2 of 2

What did Anil Kapoor do for daughters Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor’s Khoobsurat?

Nvidia Shield Tablet powered by a Tegra K1 processor announced

Know Your Exercises – Double leg butt kick

Kick: Salman Khan’s killer dialogues printed on T-shirts!

Why did Kareena Kapoor Khan reject six films in last five months?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here