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    Dhawan fastest Debut Century!

    Shikhar Dhawan was technically out before he had faced a ball in Test matches. The first delivery of the innings slipped out of the bowler Mitchell Starc's hand and landed on the non-striker's stumps with Dhawan out of his ground. There was no appeal, but for the remainder of the afternoon Australia had reason to ponder their generosity. Dhawan took full advantage with a breathtaking century, its 85-ball duration the swiftest ever by a Test debutant.

    Replying to a tally of 408 swelled by Australia's tail, Dhawan and M Vijay formed a beautifully balanced union that did not take long to become plainly disdainful of the visiting bowlers. Dhawan's stroke range was awe-inspiring, no fewer than 21 boundaries streaming from his bat to all parts of the PCA ground. He was most savage through cover, piercing gaps no matter how many fielders Michael Clarke employed to patrol the region.

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    Indeed.. Flat track and ordinary bowling attack for the conditions but dont degrade the quality one bit. Some amazing shots and lovely tempo. Could potentially be a truly great knock if India can hit the hammer down hard!

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    Goes with the epic music

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    Just saw the highlights...damn this guy's good! This guy's no Sehwag. Definitely not a flash in the pan. Don't know if the pitch was very easy to bat on, but still he looked like it was a piece of cake. Aussies screwed.
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    Re: Dhawan fastest Debut Century!

    Lord Squashy claims Dhawan is no Flash in the Pan


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    Definitely uses his feet more. Not sure if he'll stand up against Steyn and co.

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    Lord Squashy claims Dhawan is no Flash in the Pan

    He has got the Lord Squashy stamp

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    Flat pitch not doing much and let down in the 90s... but still you got to give him credit for doing this on debut...no nerves whatsoever. Amazing stuff.

    Love the fact that he hit his first 6 long after scoring his 100.. never seen this guy play before. Looks good. Wonder how he'll fare against Steyn and company in SA.
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    The no nerves part - IPL has had a positive effect there. All these new players are playing IPL before coming into Test side and I believe IPL is much more stressful than Test cricket.

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    IPL more stressful? Really? How?
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    Chasing 200 runs in 20 overs?

    International players sitting on bench while you replace them? If you don't perform, you get the boot.

    Millions at stake. It is definitely more stressful.

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    Hmm...good points those.

    Test cricket is equally or more stressful IMHO...because you have to play in so many different gears during the 5 days. If you don't play well, there are so many waiting to take your place.
    Sure not much money at stake...but recognition as a serious cricketer?! Critics like me don't even know your name if all you play is FC and IPL.
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    Virat Kohli said once that IPL gave them the skills to do the mega chase of ~340 in 40 overs!

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    Re: Dhawan fastest Debut Century!

    Captaining India easier than captaining IPL team: Ganguly



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    “When I captained India, nobody asked me anything and I didn’t have to answer anybody after the day’s play,” said Ganguly. “But when I captained IPL teams, I had to answer the owner before the game and after the game, and I am telling you seriously that is enormous pressure.”

    Ganguly was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008 and 2010, and then captained Pune Warriors India in 2012. He, however, never had the same success with IPL teams that he did with the Indian team.

    “I never had the Board president or the chairman of selectors picking up the phone and telling me that you should have done this at this time,” he added about his captaincy of the national team.

    “In the IPL, I had switched my phone off twice, but they still find you, because there are so many people around you, they somehow manage to find you!”
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    Yeah squashy Talk nah!

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    Nonsense...they're just selling IPL, so it sounds like it is 'serious' stuff. It's all part of the act. Otherwise, who watches that $hit? Juveniles. I've never watched a T20 match yet and never will.
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    Oh come on Squashy

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashed.bugaboo View Post
    Nonsense...they're just selling IPL, so it sounds like it is 'serious' stuff. It's all part of the act. Otherwise, who watches that $hit? Juveniles. I've never watched a T20 match yet and never will.
    Don't... Like we give a sh!t.

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    The customer is everything.
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    Re: Dhawan fastest Debut Century!

    not here... Run along.

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    Re: Dhawan fastest Debut Century!

    ^After the last Test...
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    good riddance
    "If one hit the ball in an unexpected direction on the on side, intentionally or otherwise, one apologized to the bowler. The opposing captain never, by any chance, put a fieldsman there; he expected you to drive on the off side like a gentleman."

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    Goodbye.
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    Babli and Squashy love each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashed.bugaboo View Post
    Just saw the highlights...damn this guy's good! This guy's no Sehwag. Definitely not a flash in the pan. Don't know if the pitch was very easy to bat on, but still he looked like it was a piece of cake. Aussies screwed.
    Squashy calls him not a flash in the pan and he gets injured.

    btw this is for everyone. I want to show how much of a man I am. I am willing to bet 1000 USD that Dhawan will burn out in 10 years. He is just a flash in the pan. anyone up for it?
    "If one hit the ball in an unexpected direction on the on side, intentionally or otherwise, one apologized to the bowler. The opposing captain never, by any chance, put a fieldsman there; he expected you to drive on the off side like a gentleman."

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    I think he should be burnt up in 3-4 years... probably less. Wanna bet on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bablu1994 View Post
    Squashy calls him not a flash in the pan and he gets injured.

    btw this is for everyone. I want to show how much of a man I am. I am willing to bet 1000 USD that Dhawan will burn out in 10 years. He is just a flash in the pan. anyone up for it?
    What a rustic ninnyhammer! You wouldn't recognize 1000 USD if it was staring you in the face. So, run along, dick. Stick this up instead
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    Squashy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashed.bugaboo View Post
    What a rustic ninnyhammer! You wouldn't recognize 1000 USD if it was staring you in the face. So, run along, dick. Stick this up instead
    shop is closed.
    "If one hit the ball in an unexpected direction on the on side, intentionally or otherwise, one apologized to the bowler. The opposing captain never, by any chance, put a fieldsman there; he expected you to drive on the off side like a gentleman."

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