Chennai: 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, 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 very differently for T20 format, mostly suiting to the demands of the game," Dhawan said.
The 27-year-old Sunrisers Hyderabad player yesterday returned to the field in the ongoing Indian Premier League, and straightaway hogged the limelight with a blazing half-century against Chennai Super Kings.
"I worked on my skills in the nets and decided to plan the rest on the basis of the wicket and the bowling," he was quoted as saying by the IPL website.
Forced out of the side due to an injury moments after setting a world record, Dhawan said it was a deeply frustrating break.


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