ICC World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar Tips Shikhar Dhawan To Break His Record In ICC Tournaments
It was a sensational game for India’s stylish southpaw Shikhar Dhawan against Australia. The flamboyant batsman got back to the form and smashed a brilliant hundred for the team. Meanwhile, it neared him to the record of Sachin Tendulkar‘s 7 centuries in the ICC events.
Shikhar Dhawan hit his 17th ODI hundred and his 3rd in World Cups as India dominated defending champions Australia at The Oval on Sunday after Virat Kohli won the toss.
After a cautious start, Shikhar compiled a fine century to lead India to an imposing score of 352 against Australia. The century continued the opener’s excellent form in ICC tournaments having previously starred in the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 and 2013.
Better do it in England – Sachin Tendulkar to Shikhar Dhawan
He ended up as the highest run-scorer in the two Champions Trophy tournaments scoring 363 runs in 2013 and 338 runs in 2017. Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar wants Shikhar Dhawan to achieve the feat of him in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.
“It (record break) better happen in this World Cup, Shikhar. You better do it in England. If that happens, it means India is doing well. We Indians, want all of you (batsmen) to go and do something special so that bowlers can come in and put pressure on the opposition,” Sachin told India Today on Sunday.
“He answered it (criticism) beautifully. Shikhar scored a brilliant hundred today. He must be feeling fantastic. That’s one special feeling. When you go to the hotel room and look at the mirror, you say ‘wow, I have done something special’,” Tendulkar added.
It’s a huge honour to play for the country –
Sachin Tendulkar furtherly quoted that playing for the country is always a special feeling. He added that watching yourself in the mirror after reaching the hotel gives immense satisfaction to the cricketer.
“Once you play for India, it’s a huge honour. These injuries take place every now and then. that doesn’t mean you leave the field and return to the pavilion. Having known the fighter Shikhar is, only when his thumb is completely gone and he can’t hold a bat, he would have gone back. I am not surprised Shikhar hung in there and made it count,” Tendulkar added.
All in all, it was a brilliant knock from India’s stylish southpaw on the other day. Hopefully, the Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan would break the record of Sachin Tendulkar to help India win the cup in 2019 edition of ICC World Cup.
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