It goes without saying that the Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is one of the finest opening batters of the modern-day white-ball cricket. However, concerns were recently raised towards his batting in the T20I unit of India. Particularly against Bangladesh, Dhawan’s strike-rate was 107.05, far below his career strike-rate of 128.21.
Moreover, with scores of 19, 31, 41, 36 and 40 in the last 5 T20I outings, the 33-year old player failed to capitalize on starts. Nevertheless, Dhawan reiterated that there is nothing particularly wrong with his recent shows as he tries to play the situation and keeps the need of the team in his mind. However, he admitted that he could have scored at a better pace against Bangladesh.
The swashbuckling batsman also reviewed the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia next year as he discussed his tendency to score big in the ICC tournaments. Dhawan said that he doesn’t practice differently for such events, but tries to stay focused which works for him. It would be interesting to see how he fares in the next mega-event.