Rediff – IMAGE: Shikhar Dhawan hits a six on Day 1 of the one-off Test match.

Summary

  • IMAGE: Shikhar Dhawan hits a six on Day 1 of the one-off Test match.
  • The Indian Premier League clearly has its advantages and Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan admits that he has been a direct beneficiary of facing Afghanistan star spinner Rashid Khan at the Sunrisers Hyderabad nets for the past two years.
  • Dhawan smashed his way to a 96-ball-107 and was especially severe on Rashid during his first session century as India finished the day at 347 for 6 on the first day of the historic one-off Test.
  • “One thing (advantage) is that I have faced him (Rashid) in the nets for the past two years as we play for the same IPL team.
  • Dhawan was happy that he won the battle against his Sunrisers teammate but at the same time expected Rashid to become a better Test match bowler with all the lessons that he would learn from this game.


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