T20 has no relation with Shikhar Dhawan's blitzkrieg, say former captains

Ex-India skipper, Sourav Ganguly agreed with his former teammate, saying, "Lots of players have scored hundreds on debut but what stood out for me is the way he batted, and that has nothing to do with Twenty20 cricket." Former West Indies captain Brian Lara also denied that Dhawan's experience of T20 cricket is the reason for his fastest ton today but said that scoring at such a pace was not possible 20-30 years back.

updated: March 16, 2013 22:06 IST
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New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan might have scored the fastest-ever Test century on debut on Saturday but the former cricket captains of the world believe it has nothing to do with the advent of Twenty20 cricket.

Dhawan created history by scoring the fastest-ever Test ton on debut in the third Test against Australia and was unbeaten on a 168-ball 185 at the end of the third day's play.

He scored his hundred in only 85 balls, surpassing West Indian Dwayne Smith's debut Test ton hit in 93 balls against South Africa back in 2004. England's Matt Prior hit a century on debut against West Indies off 105 balls.

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