Shikhar Dhawan(127) got over the failures of England tour and notched up a ton against Hong Kong in India’s opening clash of Asia cup 2018. All the eyes were on a low-lying southpaw from Delhi and he has certainly cemented his place for tomorrow’s high profile encounter against Pakistan.
Earlier in the match, Hong Kong won the toss and choosed to bowl first.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan came to bat and played some fierce strokes at the start of the innings. Both the batsman added 45 runs for first wicket before Rohit was trapped by Ehsan Khan as he mistimed the ball that went to mid on fielder Nizakat Khan.
Dhawan continued to play sensibly and piled up a 116 run stand with Ambati Rayudu(60). He eventually went on to score his ton in the 36th over on flat wicket of Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Twitterverse was happy with “Gabbar” getting back in form before an all important clash against Pakistan tomorrow.
Starting with a stat
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 18, 2018
with this 50 shikhar dhawan all England sins will be washed out and bcci fans will do bhajan kirtan of dhawan #INDvHK
— Punter (@Puntergillyy) September 18, 2018
Thrilled for Shikhar Dhawan. But even more delighted for the selectors. This hundred in an ODI against Hong Kong in the UAE is just what they need to pick him for the Tests in Australia. #AsiaCup
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) September 18, 2018
Shikhar Dhawan has now scored ODI hundreds in
New Zealand (1)
South Africa (1)
Sri Lanka (1)
— JSK (@imjsk27) September 18, 2018
Off season for Shikhar Dhawan.
And we all know that he loves to play against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afganistan and he has one more to the list which is the toughest team to beat – Hongkong.
— Sakshi Purohit…❤️ (@StarKohli) September 18, 2018
The “Gabbar is back”. Century for Shikhar Dhawan.
Form, Fitness, Temperament, Energy almost everything sorted, I hope it continues throughout this tournament. Clean 100. pic.twitter.com/31z8Snhn6g
— Suman Dey (@Suumandey) September 18, 2018
Shikhar Dhawan Ji congratulated you for a century…
— Vivek verma (@Vivekve17753683) September 18, 2018
#AskTheExperts Shikhar Dhawan failed consistently during England Series and He scores Century here in Asia cup. Was he out of form in England or he never got adjusted to Conditions?
— Anirudh (@AApsingekar) September 18, 2018