Shikhar Dhawan Aims to Score More Runs on Overseas Tours
The left-handed batsman from Delhi, Shikhar Dhawan recently admitted he is hungry for more runs and wants to continue his run-scoring spree on the upcoming overseas tours.
Meanwhile, Dhawan had an average campaign in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL). However, his team Sunrisers Hyderabad fell one short of lifting the coveted trophy for the second time. They lost to Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets in the summit clash at the Wankhede Stadium.
Cooling down with wife after a rigorous IPL campaign, Dhawan talked about a wide range of things during a chat with TOI. Summing up this year’s campaign in IPL, Dhawan mentioned they had a good season despite losing their skipper, David Warner.
Looking forward to scoring against Rashid
India will lock horns against debutant Afghanistan in the one-off Test match starting from June 14 in Bengaluru. It will be an interesting battle between Dhawan and his SRH teammate, Rashid Khan.
Admitting he found it tough to deal with him earlier, he stated he would look to score runs if gets an opportunity.
“When I played him for the first time, I found him tough to deal with. However, now I’m used to playing him. If I play (in the XI), it’ll be a good challenge to play against him. I’ll look forward to scoring runs off him!” Dhawan said.
The southpaw also admitted there is always pressure on you when you have two quality batsmen for the same spot. However, he mentioned that he would look to cash in on the opportunity if he gets a chance.
Things are going my way
Talking about his Test records not as good as ODIs, Dhawan mentioned it had improved a lot presently.
He is also hopeful to improve it on the tours coming ahead.
“Of course. It’s not that my Test record is bad presently. I have an average of 42, and I’ve played Tests consistently for the last four-five years. I hope in my journey ahead from here, I improve my Test record. Of course, I could have done well. I did my best. Sometimes it worked for me, sometimes it didn’t. Now with more experience, I am sure that things are going to go my way more,” he added.
Dhawan continued to say he believed in the process and added he plays with the same mindset in every game.
Hungry for more runs
The swashbuckling opener, in conclusion, said he is hungry for more, as he late came in the international arena. Dhawan mentioned he still has the passion and believes he can do more.
“There’s a lot of cricket left in me now. I want to do better and better for me, and for the country. Will want to keep playing for as long as I can because I made it to the Indian team late in my career. There is still that passion within me. I know I can achieve a lot more. I want to make up for that lost time. Meri bhook abhi baaki hai (I’m still hungry for more success),” he concluded.