IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on Saturday heaped praise on India opener Shikhar Dhawan for scoring the fastest Test century on debut during his unbeaten 185-run knock against Australia on the third day of the third Test in Mohali.

Dhawan amassed his 100 in just 85 balls and went on to forge an unbeaten 283-run opening partnership with Murali Vijay (83) to help India make a strong reply to Australia’s first innings total of 408.

“It gave me immense pleasure in witnessing Shikhar score the fastest test century for a debutant today,” the senior BCCI official said.

Shukla said Dhawan’s experience in the domestic circuit helped him a lot today.

“He is able to perform so well because of his vast experience garnered through the domestic circuit,” he said.

“Shikhar and Cheteshwar are both exceptionally talented cricketers who have the potential to be consistent performers for the Indian Cricket Team,” he added.

Former Vice President of BCCI & Vice President of DDCA, CK Khanna also congratulated Dhawan for his fastest century in debut test match.

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