He holds the record for slamming the quickest ton on Test debut, but Shikhar Dhawan has made it clear that his approach to the traditional five-day format is completely different from the way he enters a Twenty20 game.
Dhawan announced his arrival in the Test arena with a swashbuckling 85-ball century against Australia last month, following which he was ruled out of action due to a hand injury.
“I do change my game a lot. Yes, I did score the fastest century on Test debut but I didn't plan to do so. It was a lucky day for me and it just happened. But generally when I am playing days of cricket I do go slow. I do prepare differently for T20 format, mostly suiting to the demands of the game,” Dhawan said.
The 27-year-old Sunrisers Hyderabad player returned to the field in the ongoing T20 League, and straightaway hogged the limelight with a blazing half-century against Chennai Super Kings.
“When I started batting in the nets I found that I had the same flow and rhythm that I felt during the Test.”