Australia opener Ed Cowan on Wednesday gave a huge compliment to India's latest batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan by equating his breathtaking effort of 187 on debut to the batting style of legendary Sir Donald Bradman.

"He [Dhawan] played like Don Bradman," Cowan's reply made it evident as to what kind of impact the innings had on the Australian team.

"He played as good as anyone I have seen bat in international cricket. This was his first Test innings and he played every ball on its merit and had little room for error. Every batsman sometimes have their own days and it was his day out there," Cowan further stated.

The opener however remained non-committal about the availability of skipper Michael Clarke, who is down with back spasms.