India vs Australia 2019: I Live in My Own World - Shikhar Dhawan

India vs Australia 2019: I Live in My Own World – Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan, 2019 World Cup
Dhawan key for India at the top. Photo Credit: BCCI.

Following a low string of scores, Team India batsman Shikhar Dhawan has made a resounding return. The southpaw has his own world to rely upon. Dhawan added there is nothing to worry about after a supreme show in an ongoing India vs Australia 2019 series. He has returned to form by scoring a fine hundred against Australia in Mohali. But, in a losing cause when Ashton Turner pyrotechnics helped Australia to win the race at the PCA Stadium on Sunday (March 10).

Turner, who turned the game on his head, blasted 43-ball 84 to guide Kangaroos to a four-wicket win.

In the penultimate ODI, Dhawan has registered his highest ODI total. He slammed 143 off 115 deliveries. The 33-year-old attributed it with 18 fours and three maximums to his name. He has eclipsed his previous best of 137 which came against the Proteas in 2015.

Dhawan has backed himself to respond to critics:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan
Dhawan returns to form when batting coach Sanjay Bangar back him to deliver: Getty Images.

The opening batsman revealed he’s in his best with his calmer approach. Dhawan reiterated there is nothing to in being sad while going through a barren patch.

“I perform best when I am calm. There’s no point in cribbing or being sad,” Dhawan said in a presser.

While returning to form, Dhawan has answered his detractors.  He’s all set to play the virtual finale of the five-ODI series at his home base, Delhi on March 13 with series tied at 2-2.

While talking about positives away from the cricketing field, Dhawan adjusted himself according to the situation. He further reflected he’s doing well and he’s not aware what has been written about him.

“When I feel hurt, I move on quickly. And I don’t really know what people are writing. I make sure that I am in a positive frame of mind and keep doing my process,” keen Dhawan said.

The passionate cricket in Dhawan remarked he has thoroughly enjoyed his game. He added if things are falling in place it’s an added advantage for him to cherish his team with the team.

“If I am doing all my skill work, taking care of my fitness and having the right mindset, then I just sit back and enjoy,” Dhawan further said.

Dhawan bosses his own world:

Shikhar Dhawan, India vs Australia 2019
Dhawan has excelled in challenges. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

During his poor show with the bat, the columns grabbed the attention while taking a jibe at Dhawan. In riposte, Dhawan revealed he’s not reading the newspaper. However, sets his focus by relying on his strength.

“First of all, I don’t read newspapers and I don’t take information which I don’t want to. So I don’t know what’s happening around me and I live in my own world. So, I decide in which direction my thoughts are going,” Dhawan further said.

In the recent past, Dhawan has struggled to regain his form. In his recent statement, the audacious opener who likes to dish out bowlers believes an optimistic approach has a lot to yield.

“When I talk to myself, I make sure that I cut down negative thoughts that can creep in. I accept the reality and move on. I don’t resist something that’s happening. If it’s going good, then it’s good,” Dhawan concluded.

With 16th hundred in his 127th ODI, Dhawan has recently forged a 193-run stand with opening partner Rohit Sharma. The duo has bagged the feat to become overall second most run scorers as a pair for India in ODIs.

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor