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India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralitharan blames Lankan youngsters for not doing enough

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralitharan blames Lankan youngsters for not doing enough

At stumps on the second day of first Test in Galle, Sri Lanka were 154 for five in reply to India's mammoth 600 with centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day 2 – Statistical highlights

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day 2 – Statistical highlights

Hardik Pandya (50 off 49 balls) became the fourth Indian batsman to register a 50-plus innings on Test debut vs Sri Lanka. He has joined Suresh Raina (120 at SSC, Colombo in 2010), Arun Lal (63 at Chennai in 1982) and Lalchand Rajput (61 at Colombo, SSC in 1985).

India's Tour of Sri Lanka 2017: 1st Test, Day 2 — As it happened...

India's bowlers back up the fine work of their batsmen as they reduce India to 154/5 in the 1st Test, having earlier posted 600.

David Warner congratulates Shikhar Dhawan on his knock of 190 vs Sri Lanka

David Warner congratulates Shikhar Dhawan on his knock of 190 vs Sri Lanka

Shikhar Dhawan's scintillating 190 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle on Wednesday put him at par with batting greats like Sir Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag. 

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan's dropped catch hurt us, admits SL manager

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan's dropped catch hurt us, admits SL manager

Dhawan was on 31 at the time when his catch was dropped and the opener went on to score 190 off 168 deliveries.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day 1 – Statistical highlights

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day 1 – Statistical highlights

Dhawan became the first Indian left-handed opener to hit two centuries in Tests in Sri Lanka. Besides, only Sadagoppan Ramesh has recorded a century in Tests in Sri Lanka - 143 at Colombo, SSC in February 1999). In all, three centuries by left-handed opening batsmen have been recorded for India in Sri Lanka.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Destiny had a different plan for me, says Shikhar Dhawan

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Destiny had a different plan for me, says Shikhar Dhawan

The left-hander scored a career-best 190 off 168 balls on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka to guide India to 399/3 at stumps.

WATCH: Animated Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli celebrate Shikhar Dhawan's hundred at Galle

WATCH: Animated Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli celebrate Shikhar Dhawan's hundred at Galle

Interestingly, the Delhi batsman was not even in the initial 16-member India squad for the three-match Test series. However, injury to regular opener Murali Vijay paved the way for Dhawan's return, and he didn't waste the chance.

SL vs IND, 1st Test: Cheteshwar Pujara compounds Sri Lankan woes with classic hundred at Galle

SL vs IND, 1st Test: Cheteshwar Pujara compounds Sri Lankan woes with classic hundred at Galle

Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first, but lost opener Abhinav Mukund early, in the 8th over. But the coming together of Dhawan and Pujara spelled doom for the host as Indian duo put up a 253-run stand for the second-wicket partnership.

Galle Test: Shikhar Dhawan plays ODI cricket in whites, Twitterati bow down left-hander's career-best 190

Galle Test: Shikhar Dhawan plays ODI cricket in whites, Twitterati bow down left-hander's career-best 190

The Delhi-batsman was cruising to his maiden double century when he charged out to Pradeep, only to hit the ball straight to Angelo Mathews at mid-off.

WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan's dropped catch rules out Asela Gunaratne for entire Galle Test

WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan's dropped catch rules out Asela Gunaratne for entire Galle Test

Gunaratne needed medical attention on the field and eventually walking off clutching his left wrist.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Shikhar Dhawan scores ton on comeback, his second century in as many matches in Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Shikhar Dhawan scores ton on comeback, his second century in as many matches in Sri Lanka

Dhawan, who has a career strike-rate of almost 60 in Test match cricket, has now got the three fastest centuries by an Indian batsman since 2013.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Yuvraj Singh trolls Shikhar Dhawan for not wearing shoes

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Yuvraj Singh trolls Shikhar Dhawan for not wearing shoes

The BCCI shared pictures on their Twitter handle where Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and Umesh Yadav could be seen donning India's whites.

Sri Lanka vs India: Virat Kohli-led Team India pose in whites ahead of first Test - See pic

Sri Lanka vs India: Virat Kohli-led Team India pose in whites ahead of first Test - See pic

India's tour of Sri Lanka is Ravi Shastri's first assignment as the head coach after the former India all-rounder succeeded Anil Kumble.

WATCH: Rohit Sharma, Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan sweat it out in nets ahead of Galle opener

WATCH: Rohit Sharma, Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan sweat it out in nets ahead of Galle opener

As far as Team India's record at Galle is concerned, they have in fact won only one Test at Galle, in 2008 under the captaincy of Anil Kumble.

Shikhar Dhawan or Abhinav Mukund should not feel burden of pressure: Virat Kohli

Shikhar Dhawan or Abhinav Mukund should not feel burden of pressure: Virat Kohli

The skipper termed regular Test opener Murali Vijay's wrist injury as "unfortunate" but also praised his players being honest about their fitness status.

Gautam Gambhir fans slam BCCI as Shikhar Dhawan replaces Murali Vijay for Sri Lanka tour

Gautam Gambhir fans slam BCCI as Shikhar Dhawan replaces Murali Vijay for Sri Lanka tour

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who has not played since the Australia Test series because of injury, also found a place in the squad.

Shikhar Dhawan replaces injured Murali Vijay for India's upcoming tour to Sri Lanka

Shikhar Dhawan replaces injured Murali Vijay for India's upcoming tour to Sri Lanka

As per reports, Vijay witnessed a pain in the right wrist during preparatory match.

Shikhar Dhawan chills with family at Ocean Park in Hong Kong - see pic

Shikhar Dhawan chills with family at Ocean Park in Hong Kong - see pic

Team India skipper is vacationing with his girlfriend Anushka Sharma in New York and opener Shikhar Dhawan is having a gala time with his wife and kids. 

Shikhar Dhawan holidays with family in Disneyland, posts picture on social media

Shikhar Dhawan holidays with family in Disneyland, posts picture on social media

In the picture is the full family, Dhawan’s wife, his two daughters, his son and he himself. The whole family is all smiles.