Shikhar Dhawan could be one of India’s record making batsmen. He is just 15 runs shy of becoming a player to score a double century in Tests on debut. He is currently batting on 185 runs along with Murali Vijay, his opening partner. Both batsmen put on 283 runs for the opening wicket against Australia.
India had pegged back the Australians after taking seven of their wickets on the second day itself. However, they showed some resistance and took the score past the 400 run mark when even reaching 300 runs was looking impossible at one stage.
But Shikhar Dhawan completely changedthe course of the match. It suddenly looks like India has got an outside chance of winning the third Test too. Though it is always said that it is too early to predict the outcome of the game, there is hardly any doubt that the Delhi batsman has taken Australia by surprise.
There was no mercy on the part of Shikhar Dhawan. He looks almost certain to score a double century on debut after taking the Australian bowling by storm. There was no answer to any Aussie bowler. All of them were mere spectators and so was Murali Vijay at the other end.
Dhawan changed his stance once he reached his 50. He hardly spared any bowler and just about took everyone to sword. At one stage of the innings, India was scoring at about 5.5 runs per over. That is really unbelievable stuff and almost never heard of until now. It can just be imagined.
The Delhi batman showed flashes of a Sehwag in him. There is no doubt that he played fantastic cricket. There are hopes and wishes that he scores a double century and India wins the match. First it was Dhoni’s double century and India won. Then it was Pujara’s double ton then again India won. Let history repeat itself.