Asia Cup 2018: Shikhar Dhawan posts a message for his fans before taking the field against Pakistan
Another intricate challenge against the Pakistanis lies ahead and Dhawan well and truly is looking forward to it.
Updated - Sep 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Shikhar Dhawan thus far has had a memorable run in the Asia Cup. After getting a century in the first match against Hong Kong, he managed to get a couple of good scores against Pakistan and Bangladesh. Another intricate challenge against Pakistan lies ahead and Dhawan was well and truly is looking forward to it.
Dhawan, who is a Punjabi raised in Delhi, is good friends with a lot of Pakistani cricketers and always keeps taking a dig at a few of them. With this iconic clash taking place for the second time within a week, he certainly was very excited and took to social media to challenge the neighbours before taking the field.
He posted a picture with Hasan Ali with the caption “Sing Fasgey Kundian Dey Vich Maidaan Tey Jaake,” which means he was looking forward to the clash. The duo had a great duel during the first game between these two sides and another promising one-on-one battle is on cards.
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A tussle for a place in the final
A victory for either of these sides in Dubai will confirm their berth in the final. India are coming into this game after annihilating Bangladesh, banking on some incredible performances from Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. After a shaky start, they certainly have gained proper momentum.
Pakistan, on the other hand, are coming off a nail-biting clash against Afghanistan, which tested their ability to handle the pressure. The experience of Shoaib Malik came in handy and he managed to edge out the spirited Afghan side with a gutsy knock of 51 off 43 balls.
Not many times the fans get to see India and Pakistan battling each other out these days due to political reasons. This is an absolute fiesta time for the fans as they might witness the third game between these two sides given they pass all the obstacles and reach the final which will be played on 28th September.