Long wait made Shikhar's resolve stronger, says childhood coach

Dhawan created history today by cracking the fastest-ever Test century in the third cricket Test against Australia and was unbeaten on a 168-ball 185 at the end of the third day. Sinha has been associated with Delhi's famous Sonnet Club which has produced international cricketers like Ashish Nehra, Raman Lamba, Ajay Sharma to name a few.

updated: March 16, 2013 17:41 IST
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New Delhi: The long wait to break into India's Test team made Shikhar Dhawan's resolve to succeed at the highest level stronger, feels his childhood coach Tarak Sinha.

"The opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir was successful for a long time, so compared to other cricketers, Shikhar got his chance a bit late. But better late than never. I am proud of him but what makes him stand out is his steely resolve.

"He knew that Viru-Gauti are a settled opening pair and he needed to wait for his chance. I am happy that he has made use of the opportunity to the fullest," Sinha, who has coached Dhawan since the cricketer was 12 told PTI on Saturday.

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