Twitter world goes crazy over Shikhar Dhawan’s wonderful innings against Afghanistan
The first ever Test match for Afghanistan started with some brilliance from the Delhi southpaw. Dhawan showed his class and his aggressive batting skills in the 1st session of Day 1 of the only Test match.
It was the first time ever since 1932, when India played their first Test match, that an Indian batsman has scored a hundred before lunch on Day 1 of a Test. Overall, it was the sixth such incident.
The twitterati went crazy watching the innings and were in awe of the opener. Here are some of the tweets:
— BrainFaden Smith (@brainfadesmith) June 14, 2018
This is why Dhawan keeps presenting himself as a tempting option to open the innings in Tests….only 6th player to score a century before lunch in Tests. Well played 🏏😊 #IndvAfg
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 14, 2018
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) June 14, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) June 14, 2018
Congratulations to @ACBofficials on playing their historic first test match.
The first session belonged to @SDhawan25 who was brilliant in becoming the first Indian to score a 100 before lunch on day 1. #IndvAFG
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 14, 2018
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) June 14, 2018
Brilliant innings from Shikhar Dhawan. 100 before lunch is a top effort. Rashid and Mujeeb just hurrying through the overs and bowling all over the place #INDvAFG
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 14, 2018
— Deepak Chahar (@ChaharDeepak9) June 14, 2018
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) June 14, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 14, 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) June 14, 2018
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) June 14, 2018
.@SDhawan25 became the first Indian to score a century before lunch on day 1 of a test match. A truly wonderful batting performance! 🙌🏼 #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIP #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/awCoE69cFt
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) June 14, 2018
On the merit of centuries from the openers and a half-century by KL Rahul, India have posted 347/6 on the first day of the historic test against Afghanistan. They need to bat well on the 2nd day and post a mammoth total in front of the debutants if they don’t have to bat again in the match. It will on Hardik and Ashwin to start the 2nd well and set the momentum for the rest of the day for the hosts.