Shikhar Dhawan reveals his favourite moment with MS Dhoni

Shikhar Dhawan reveals his favourite moment with MS Dhoni

Dhawan was the leading run-scorer in the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni
Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian batsman, hasn’t had the greatest of runs in international cricket over the last few months or so. Lack of form and injuries haven’t helped his cause by any means. In 2018, he lost his place from the Test side after which he has played for India in ODI and T20I cricket. He last donned the national jersey in India’s home ODIs against Australia back in January.

For the time being, Dhawan doesn’t have any cricket to play due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is set to return, playing for the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the meantime, he conducted a question and answer session on Twitter where the supporters had their queries answered.

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One of them asked Dhawan about his most memorable memories with the enigmatic MS Dhoni. The user asked Dhawan and wrote, “@SDhawan25 sir your favourite memories with @msdhoni sir???”

“Especially the 2013 Champions Trophy as it was my comeback. He (Dhoni) backed me a lot and… we did great as a team, did not lose a single match. We won matches right from the warm-up ones up to the Champions Trophy title. That was a very happy moment. I enjoyed it on and off the field with him.”

The tournament turned out to be a delightful one for Dhawan as he was the leading run-scorer by a country mile. In five matches, the left-handed batsman managed 363 runs at a stupendous average of 90.75 with a couple of centuries and one half-century. On the back of his performances, the Men in Blue, captained by Dhoni went on to get their hands on the trophy.

As far as Dhoni is concerned, it was his third ICC trophy after victories in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 50-overs World Cup in India. The trophy added another cherry in Dhoni’s hat. The veteran turned out to be one of the greatest captains India ever produced at the highest level. Coming to Dhawan, he currently has 5,688 runs in ODIs from 34 games at an average of 40.61.