After missing out the action from the middle of the World Cup, Shikhar Dhawan failed to show his class for the team in West Indies. The flamboyant batsman didn’t fare well for India in ODI or T20I format and after a poor show in overseas, lost his place in Test format as well. However, Dhawan made a decent comeback by playing for India A against South Africa A team.
Dhawan and Samson, who came together after opener Prashant Chopra fell to Beuran Hendricks in the first over, played shots on both sides of the wickets and were never afraid to go for the big hits. Though Samson overshadowed him, Dhawan walked back with a decent 51 to his name.
Enjoyed playing with India A – Shikhar Dhawan
After scoring a half-century for India A in the fourth unofficial one-day match against South Africa A, opener Shikhar Dhawan said he enjoyed playing his innings and said that it was the ideal practice for the upcoming T20Is against South Africa.
Dhawan has had a topsy-turvy time in the last few months. He scored a gritty century against Australia in the World Cup but a thumb injury sustained in that match ruled him out of the tournament. Since then, he is yet to reach a fifty in International Cricket.
”I enjoyed it. I was hitting the ball in the middle and it was good that I scored a half century as well after coming into the India A squad after a long time,” he told reporters on Thursday. It was a good practice for me before the upcoming series against South Africa. I am not part of the Test team so I had enough rest and there is nothing like going out in the middle and playing.
Looking to score a lot of runs –
After missing out 50-over world cup, Dhawan is looking to score runs consistently for India and play the upcoming ICC T20I World Cup in 2020. He wants to play for India as many matches as he can to be in the form all the time.
“I’m looking forward to the T20 World Cup, to scoring a lot of runs for the Indian team and keep performing consistently,” he said.
Well, Shikhar Dhawan has always been a vital player for India in limited-overs cricket. His return to form is a piece of massive news for India, especially, against South African, who has always been a tough competitor on the field.