Shikhar Dhawan needs to be sure of his off-stump says Tom Moody

Shashi / 03 January 2015

Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has provided some advice to Shikhar Dhawan, saying he needs to be sure of his off-stump in order to transform his starts into huge scores in Test matches.

Shikhar Dhawan is under pressure after not scoring in both the innings in the Test at MCG. Tom Moody felt Shikhar Dhawan needs to practice on his basics to score big runs in the grammar of the cricket. He also added after Australia regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 2-0 lead in Melbourne that the disappointing thing for Sunrisers Hyderebad skipper is that he has got starts on many instances on this tour.

When Tom Moody asked about what was hurting Shikhar Dhawan, he replied that the most crucial element for any Test batsman is to understand where their off-stump is. Shikhar Dhawan can have that fickleness. It is a divergent game in One Day International cricket because we do not have that field setting behind wickets, a gully, two or three slips, etc. and those thick edges run down to third man.

Tom Moody opined that it is very crucial factor for Shikhar to understand of his off-stump. For an opener specifically, that is very crucial when he is playing in Australia, South Africa or other overseas countries. He should play aggressive cricket but that ability to judge the ball is very crucial too.

Moody complimented Shikhar Dhawan’s in-born talent and advised the ostentatious left-hander not to restraint his aggressive game. Undoubtedly we cannot question his talent to play the free-spirited game at the opening position, said Moody.

Moody also added that they all stood and clapped when he scored that incredible debut ton at Mohali. He thought that he has missed a chance to exploit on a start and he is not the only player to do so.

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