Sachin paaji told me to be gutsy, says Shikhar Dhawan

An awe-inspiring Dhawan made the day his own by bludgeoning his way to an unbeaten168-ball 185, the fastest-ever Test century by a debutant, as a dominant India left Australia bruised and battered in the third match of the series, on Saturday.

updated: March 16, 2013 22:34 IST
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Mohali: After signalling his arrival in Test cricket with a bang, debutant Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday said that it was a “great moment” to receive his maiden cap from Sachin Tendulkar, who told him to be as 'gutsy' in international cricket as he has been in the domestic circuit.

"It was a great moment to get the Test cap form Sachin paaji. I have watched him since I was a kid, it was a dream come true," Dhawan told reporters after his record-breaking feat.

Asked if Tendulkar had an advice for the 27-year-old batsman from Delhi, Dhawan said, "He told me 'we have known you as a very gutsy player in domestic cricket, now we hope to see you as a gutsy player in international cricket, so show us some guts'."

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