Shikhar Dhawan is sitting out the first three ODIs of India’s five-match series against Australia that starts on September 17 at Chennai. Dhawan made a touching post on Twitter saying that he will be his wife’s “strength” at this moment.
Shikhar Dhawan will be by his wife’s side after she was taken ill. This would mean he will miss the first three ODIs against Australia in the five match series which begins on September 17.
In a Twitter post, Shikhar Dhawan slammed the Lucknow teacher who slapped a class three student 40 times, saying, “Glad tht shit lady got out of d school nd should hav gt d same beating too as a fairwell fr her..”
Shikhar Dhawan had travelled back home a day before India’s fifth ODI against Sri Lanka so as to be with his ailing mother. Dhawan’s absence was not felt in the batting line up as Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav’s efforts led India to a comfortable six-wicket win.
Former Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews displayed brilliant skills in the field to send Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan back in the pavilion after taking grabbing a magnificent diving catch to dismiss the Indian batsman for 49.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a 71-ball century against Sri Lanka, is not thinking of being complacent despite his purple patch as there are many great batsmen in the Indian side who can take his place.
Shikhar Dhawan has been chasing in on his purple patch and the last three months have been great for the Indian opener who has performed in both Tests and one-day international, captain of the Indian cricket team Virat Kohli said.
Set a modest 217-run target, India ride on Shikhar Dhawan (132*)-Virat Kohli (82*) stand to chase down the target in the 29th over of the innings. The win gives India 1-0 lead in the five-ODI series.
Shikhar Dhawan scored his 11th one-day international century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka at Dambulla off just 71 balls which is the fastest for him in the format. This is also his third ODI century against Sri Lanka.
Cricketers Shikhar Dhawan and Robin Uthappa appealed for parents to be patient with their children after seeing a video of a little girl being slapped for making mistakes while studying.
Shikhar Dhawan is with Team India in Sri Lanka who are touring the island country for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team won the Test series 3-0 to mark their second ever Test series win in Sri Lanka and are now scheduled to begin their ODI series from Sunday.
There was reason to celebrate for the bowlers too with seamers Mohammad Shami (up one place to 19th position) and Umesh Yadav (up one place up to career-best 21st position) also rewarded in the latest ICC rankings.
India had a complete performance in the recently concluded three-Test away series against Sri Lanka. Here’s a look at the contributions from the Indian cricket team players in the whitewash.
India ended first day’s play of the third Test match at 329/6 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. Shikhar Dhawan went on to score his sixth Test ton while KL Rahul scored 85.
Continuing his rich form with the bat, India opener Shikhar Dhawan completed his sixth century in Test cricket and the second against Sri Lanka. The Indian opener completed his century off just 107 balls with the help of 14 fours.