Shikhar Dhawan continues to hone his skills towards perfection

Dhawan will have a real test on the tour of Australia.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shikhar Dhawan loses form at times and that leaves Indian fans terribly agitated over his choice in the national team. However, Dhawan or ‘Gabbar’ as he is fondly called, is not too touched by the disappointment and keeps on reiterating that he is never short of the effort, irrespective of the outcome on the ground. On Sunday, Dhawan slammed a 62-ball 92 against Windies in the final T20I of the series which saw India winning it 3-0.

However, for Man of the Match Dhawan, it was not the end of the journey as on Monday, he posted a tweet of a video where he is batting in full flow at the nets, middling the ball well. The video though is an old one (from the Eden Gardens in Kolkata ahead of the first T20I against the Windies) but Dhawan tweeted it with hashtags #Workhard and #MondayMotivation to say how much he is focused on his job.

Here is Dhawan trying to perfect his shots:

Dhawan will now be focusing on Australia T20Is

The left-hander who took a dig at the critics after his match-winning knock in Chennai saying what people said didn’t matter to him, will be renewing his stance once India reach Australia for the three-T20I series starting November 21. Dhawan has played only three T20Is on the Australian soil and has scored 73 runs in them with the highest score of 42.

He averages 24.33 but has an impressive strike rate of 148 plus in this format Down Under. India will be hoping that the hard-hitting batsman scores substantial runs in the upcoming tour to benefit India’s causes to repeat the result of 2016. The Men in Blue had won the three-match series that year 3-0.

One factor that could go Dhawan’s way now is that he is no more considered as a Test prospect and that would make his mind lighter and concentrate fully on the limited-overs formats. India will be playing three ODIs in Australia followed by five ODIs and three T20Is in New Zealand in January-February 2019 and Dhawan will be getting a lot of practice games in the run-up to the ICC World Cup in England in May-July.

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