Star Of The Week - Shikhar Dhawan

If there’s one batsman bowlers would prefer to avoid running up to at this point in time, it’s got to be Shikhar Dhawan. Just ask the South Africa A side’s bowling attack who were at the receiving end of a whirlwind knock from the in-form Indian opener earlier this week. They got him out all right but only after he had smashed 248 from 150 balls.

It was a day when the 27-year-old left-hander from Delhi could do no wrong, and he’s already had quite a few of those this year. Dhawan’s innings included 30 fours and 7 sixes, an indication of the murderous mood he was in. And judging by the results, Dhawan’s success clearly rubs off on his team. While his double ton helped India A reach the final of the tri-nation tournament, Dhawan was not quite done. Batting first against Australia A in the decider, his 62 at almost a run a ball ensured India A posted a total which would eventually prove beyond their opponents’ reach.

And like the eight nation event in the UK recently, Dhawan finished as the tournament’s top scorer (410 runs from 4 innings) while his team ended up tournament winners.

Star Of The Week - Shikhar Dhawan

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If there’s one batsman bowlers would prefer to avoid running up to at this point in time, it’s got to be Shikhar Dhawan. Just ask the South Africa A side’s bowling attack who were at the receiving end of a whirlwind knock from the in-form Indian opener earlier this week. They got him out all right but only after he had smashed 248 from 150 balls.

It was a day when the 27-year-old left-hander from Delhi could do no wrong, and he’s already had quite a few of those this year. Dhawan’s innings included 30 fours and 7 sixes, an indication of the murderous mood he was in. And judging by the results, Dhawan’s success clearly rubs off on his team. While his double ton helped India A reach the final of the tri-nation tournament, Dhawan was not quite done. Batting first against Australia A in the decider, his 62 at almost a run a ball ensured India A posted a total which would eventually prove beyond their opponents’ reach.

And like the eight nation event in the UK recently, Dhawan finished as the tournament’s top scorer (410 runs from 4 innings) while his team ended up tournament winners.

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