The Indian opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan, has said that the double tons hit by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were the much better innings than the one that he played against South Africa A earlier this month.
Dhawan played a brilliant knock of 248 runs for India A in a List A match against South Africa A at LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria. He scored those runs in just 150 deliveries with the help of 30 fours and 7 sixes.
He had the opportunity to become the first batsman in the world to score a triple hundred in a List A match, but, he couldn’t do that. He lost his wicket in the 44th over of the innings, just when fans might have been tempted to stick a sports bet on him doing it!
In one of his recent interviews, Dhawan said, “I definitely could have gone to 300- mark if I had stayed on till the 50th over, but, unfortunately, that didn’t happen.”
“It’s never easy to face a South African side in their home conditions. They have got top class bowlers and to play such a big knock against that type of attack is really something satisfying.”
“I do believe that the knocks played by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were better than the one played by me. Both of them are great players and it’s a treat to watch them bat.”
This year has been terrific for Dhawan. He has played some great innings at the international level in the last few months and has cemented his place in both the test and ODI sides of India.
Dhawan has reached the three figure mark 4 times in international matches this year (thrice in ODIs and once in test matches). He has so far played 1 test and 19 ODIs in his career.