Vishwanath, who scored 137 against Australia at Kanpur in 1969, said from Bangalore: “He totally dominated the Aussies. It was a great innings. I don’t mind losing my record (to him). In fact, I am happy that my record was unbeaten for 44 years. I enjoyed his batting thoroughly.” 

The ease with which Dhawan played his strokes around the ground, surprised Vishwanath. “It looked as if he has been playing international cricket for a long time,” added Vishwanath.