When Shikhar Dhawan came out to bat for the first time in Test cricket on Saturday, little did he know the number of records he would go on to break. The 27-year-old has now the fastest hundred on debut in Test cricket, he overtook GR Viswanath's 137 as the highest score by an Indian on Test debut, and with the left-hander unbeaten on 185, who knows how many more records he goes on to break.
He received his Test cap from perhaps the greatest cricketer India has ever produced. The wait for the Delhi boy has been a long one - 81 first-class matches, 5679 runs and 16 centuries. His debut came at the expense of Virender Sehwag, who was dropped for the final 2 Tests after a string of poor scores.
NDTV expert Sunil Gavaskar pointed out that the 'wait' Dhawan had to endure while in queue for Test debut, has worked in the southpaw's favour.