While the nation is currently going towards the extended lockdown period, the senior Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan recently joined in an Instagram chat with the Indian youngster Shreyas Iyer. In that chat, Dhawan revealed his feeling after scoring a match-winning century with the broken finger against Australia during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
It was India’s second game during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where they faced the defending champions Australia in the league stage of that tournament at The Oval (London) on 9th June 2019.
After the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, decided to bat first, the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan impressively started the innings. But during the ninth over of that innings, Dhawan called the team physio to treat his injured thumb.
However, after getting proper treatment, Dhawan continued his batting. He not only put the century partnership with his opening partner Rohit, but the left-handed opening batsman also batted till 37th over of that innings. After scoring 117 runs off 109 balls (16 fours), Dhawan lost his wicket.
Dhawan didn’t come on the field during the entire second innings. When India scored 352/5 (50 overs), Australia were bundled out for 316 runs, and the Indian team won that match by 36 runs. Later, it was revealed that the thumb was fractured. While Dhawan was later ruled out from the remainder of that tournament, Rishabh Pant replaced him.
Shikhar Dhawan picked that knock as one of his most special knocks
Recently, during the Instagram chat with Shreyas Iyer, Dhawan revealed that the knock against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was one of his most special knocks.
Talking about that centurion knock, Dhawan claimed, “Mardo walli feeling aayi (Felt like a man).”
During that chat, Dhawan named the South African fast bowler Dale Steyn as the most difficult bowler he faced in his career. He also admitted that he feared to face all the off-spinners on the turning tracks.
In the present lockdown period, Dhawan is spending times by playing musical instruments. He also played the flute during that chat after Iyer requested him.