Shikhar Dhawan has made a stupendous start to his Test career but the opener will face a sterner test in future since he has raised his own expectations with his fabulous batting on debut, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Monday.
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.
India`s 3-0 victory in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series is the first against Australia in their Test history. The victory here Sunday is India`s eighth in ten Tests against the visitors at home since their last defeat in Nagpur in 2004, the other two being draws.
Australia skipper Michael Clarke was happy with the way his boys showed some character in the third Test but gave the credit to India for winning the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Monday.
In-form India opener Murali Vijay reckons that India are well on course for their third consecutive win as it won`t be easy for Australia to bat out the final day and save the third Test match, here on Monday.
The way he went about decimating the Australian attack in the third Test here on Saturday, Shikhar Dhwan very much looked like a man in great hurry, but the India debutant said he was a bundle of `nerves` while approaching milestones in his mesmerising knock.
Shikhar Dhawan stole the show with the fastest century on debut as India raced to 156 for no loss in their first innings at tea on the third day of the third cricket Test against Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Saturday.