Shikhar Dhawan Comes Back with a Century

By Dhanu Delphi on June 11, 2015

Shikhar Dhawan - India CricketShikhar Dhawan has just returned to the Indian test side, and has reached an unbeaten 150 in the test match against Bangladesh. Dhawan was given the chance to play only because KL Rahul had fallen ill.

The Wednesday match between India and Bangladesh was affected by rain, although it certainly did not put a damper on Dhawan’s performance. Because of the rain, only 56 overs could be played.

With consistently good batting, Dhawan and Murali Vijay had reached 89 not out. Dhawan made his century off 101 balls, taking him to a total of three test centuries. Vijay did not make a century, however, this was his 11th test fifty. Dhawan hit 150 off of 158 balls. The Indian team ended the day with 239 for no loss. There were 29 fours hit during the Test match, and only one six.

While the rain affected play on the first day of the Test, play has been called off for the second day due to the weather conditions.

Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed opening batsman for the Indian international team. Born in Delhi in 1985, the 29-year-old batsman first played for India in the Under-17 and Under-19 teams. In 2004, Dhawan was the leading run scorer for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

In October 2010, Dhawan played his first One Day International in a match against Australia. His first international Test was in March 2013, where Dhawan scored the quickest century for a player’s Test debut. He had reached the century by the time 85 balls were bowled.

At the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, Dhawan won the Man of the Match, and was the leading run scorer. After a number of other achievements, he went on to become India’s leading run-scorer in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.