I have Great Bonding with Australian Players: Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has been in enormous form with the bat, Also in ICC Champions Trophy, he is the highest run-scorer. Now Shikhar carried his form to the Caribbean soil, he scored 156 runs in 4 innings, in which he scored 2 fifty plus scores. The 5 match series in which India leading the series by 2-1.

Shikhar Dhawan speaking about his debut against Australia, “I was nervous when I walked out to bat. I had decided to bat calmly but the fours keep coming. The body was not ready to play a defensive game. So, I thought let’s play aggressive cricket only but smartly. And I ended up creating a world record.”

Shikhar said about being pledged by Australians, “I don’t remember of any sledging on that day. And I was in my zone. But we know how good sledgers Australian cricketers are. And I have a great bonding with them. However, there have been many instances when a lot of sledging was done.”

Shikhar also shared his experience against the Michael Clarke, he said, “I played a cover drive. So he collected it and returned it very hard. But when I played the same short next time, he was not able to collect it.”

During ODI series against Australia and India, he said, “Watson bowled a ball which hit me at ribs. It was paying a lot and he asked me if I was enjoying the pain. And I had to take it. So, when I came to field, I mimicked him, something he didn’t like it.”

Shikhar concluded in a video while interaction with Cricbuzz,”But everything is fair in love, war and cricket.”

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