After spending more than two months in Australia finally team India‘s opener Shikhar Dhawan is feeling to score runs. In yesterday’s warm-up game against Australia, Dhawan made 59 runs in 71 balls which gives him happiness and good feeling about the batting. In an interview given to bcci.tv Dhawan mentioned that he is working hard to get in the form and is happy that he scored fifty against Australia.
Dhawan said, “It feels great to be back amongst the runs. More than the runs I am more satisfied with the way the ball is coming off my bat. Today the ball went in the places I wanted to hit and with the ease with which I wanted it to.”
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“There were a range of shots that I enjoyed playing today, but it was the cover drive that I hit off Mitchell Marsh that made me feel really good. The moment it left my bat it raced away to the extra cover region for a boundary, piercing the field. The highlight of the shot was that it was effortless; and when shots come effortlessly the joy of it is completely different.”
Shikhar believes that it’s great opportunity for him to bat in these practice games ahead of main world cup tournament and hopefully he makes runs against Afghanistan as well. Dhawan also mentions that he is feeling hungry to score the runs and hopes to make impact in 2015 ICC world cup.
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He said, “The hunger for runs is always there irrespective of whether I was getting runs or not. The want to get more runs increases when there is a dearth of it. At those times it is important to be patient and keep your calm. You’ve got to believe in yourself that you will get the runs for your team.”
India will start title defending campaign against Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on 15 Feb.