Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in the form of his life ever since he made a comeback to the national squad post the IPL in the Champions Trophy. He took the Champions Trophy by fire as he scored 338 runs in the tournament with the highest score of 125.
He was also awarded the Golden Bat award for the most runs scored in the tournament. This is the 2nd time he received this award.
He has carried his good form into the ODI series against West Indies wherein he has scored a couple of 50s in the 2 matches played thus far.
The Delhi cricketer, when asked about his remarkable comeback, said, “Past months were quite unfortunate for me. That’s why I was out of the team. I went back and worked on myself, and am a stronger person and sportsman now. I knew I have those skills and capabilities to perform at the international level. I have been working hard and I never lost hope,” he said.
“When I wasn’t doing well, I knew I will get out of the team. I went back and started enjoying domestic cricket. There was less pressure as compared to the international. That’s how I relaxed myself and stayed calm. But yes, at the back of my mind, I always knew I had to perform good and make a comeback and serve my country and achieve my goal,” he added.
When asked about Anil Kumble’s stepping down as the head coach of Team India and the controversy that ensued, Dhawan said, “I didn’t play much under Anil Kumble, so cannot comment on that. Moreover, I just focus on the game. Everyone has their own individuality and character. Anil Bhai, Dhoni Bhai and Virat, of course all are different.”
Dhawan has clearly refrained from taking any sides and has played the diplomatic card.
We hope the controversy does not affect Dhawan’s form and he continues playing the way he is when India take on West Indies in the 3rd ODI at Antigua on 30th June.