By: Tarish Bhatt
The selectors rewarded Shikhar Dhawan for his consistency with a name in the Champions Trophy squad. Dhawan is all pumped up after been named in the squad, and hoping to make the opportunity count.
Dhawan paid a price of his inconsistency, and was axed from the Indian team. He then had a good outing in the domestic circuit for Delhi. He is also currently placed second in the leading run-scorer list of the IPL.
“I was obviously happy to see my name in the India squad for the Champions Trophy but more than that I felt it was a reward for my performances in the shorter formats and in the ongoing IPL,” Dhawan said.
“If I keep performing well, I believe those performances won’t be ignored,” he added. “I want to perform and keep playing for India as long as I can. I am pumped up to play the Champions Trophy.”
Dhawan played a vital role in India’s triumph in the tournament 2013. He was the leading run scorer for the Indian team. And, finished two a couple of hundreds and a half-century.
“I have some good memories of the tournament and I had a great one the last time we played there,” Dhawan said. “But as of now I want to focus on the IPL and then switch to the preparations for the Champions Trophy.”