Shikhar Dhawan discusses his on and off-field struggles in Cricket

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Getting Dropped from Team Taught Me There is More to Life than Cricket – Shikhar Dhawan 

Getting Dropped from Team Taught Me There is More to Life than Cricket – Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan reveals what he learnt from his failures in cricket. Photo Credit: AFP.

Team India opener, Shikhar Dhawan is coming off a brilliant season with the bat when it comes to International and franchise cricket.

Dhawan filled in his boots during the South African tour and the subsequent Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka. The flamboyant southpaw had a brilliant start to the IPL with the Sunrisers Hyderabad, in the absence of David Warner at the top of the order.

However, after sustaining a minor injury to his elbow, he was unable to continue with his rich run of form. During the backend of the one and a half month-long tournament, Dhawan found his Midas touch again.

Shikhar Dhawan (Image Source: ESPN Cricinfo).

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The next major assignment for the Delhi opener is the England series, which is one of his favourite hunting places.

Looking back at his career, the 32-year old stated during the period he was dropped from the national side, he realised there is more to life than cricket.

If I’m destined to play for the national team then the opportunity will come my way,” Shikhar Dhawan told Gaurav Kapoor on the popular talk show ‘Breakfast with Champions’.

Dhawan had a brilliant run at the Champions Trophy of 2017. Credits: Getty.

It is an eye-opener when you get dropped from the team. When I was benched I realised that my life does not revolve only around cricket, I have different aspects as well. The family is the most important aspect of my life,” added Dhawan.

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After making a thunderous start to his career in 2013, with his epic knock at Mohali against Australia, Dhawan reached new heights after receiving the Golden Bat during the Champions Trophy.

Dhawan with the golden bat memento. Credits: Getty.

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Subsequently, what followed was a dry run with the bat. Due to his inconsistent show, Dhawan got dropped from the national side.

Moreover, the elegant left-hander Shikhar Dhawan made a brilliant comeback after the IPL season of 2017, and none could stop him ever since.

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