Indian southpaw batsman Shikhar Dhawan catapulted his attack on Afghanistan’s best bowler, Rashid Khan during one-off Test in Bengaluru.

Dhawan greeted his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate in style, as he scored 13 runs off his maiden over in red-ball form.

Dhawan attacked Rashid from the get-go to put pressure on the Afghanistan talismanic spinner. Furthermore, Dhawan kept attacking Rashid in the following overs as well.

Meanwhile, the mystery leg-spinner didn’t have the best of the first outing, as he conceded more than 100 runs without picking a wicket.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. Credits: Reuters

Consequently, Rashid failed to hit a consistent line, as he leaked runs at a higher economy rate. However, Rashid is generally right on the money with his vast variations in the shorter formats.

Thus, Dhawan made most of Khan’s erratic line and gave him a proper punishment. In fact, there were some harsh lessons for the 19-year old linchpin as he got welcomed to the Test arena.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. Credits: Getty Images.

Murali Vijay was also cautious in his approach but later took the attack on the Afghanistan bowlers.

However, Shikhar Dhawan wrote his name in the history books after a blistering century in the first session of the historic Test match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru.

Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay. Credits: AP

The southpaw batsman became the sixth player in the cricketing folklore to score a century before the lunch session on Day one of a Test match.

In fact, Dhawan became the first Indian batsman to achieve this feat. Furthermore, the Indian opener joined the elite list which also has Sir Don Bradman. Dhawan scored 19 boundaries and three maximums in his blistering knock.

Watch the video here when Dhawan scored three boundaries of Rashid’s Khan first over in Test cricket:

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