Indian left handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan ravaged South Africa A for 248 off 150 balls, as he knew very well that he had achieved what only Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag had before – a double-century in limited-over’s cricket by an Indian. When he finally fell with 32 deliveries still left in the India A innings. Shikhar Dhawan realized he could have become the first man in the world to make a triple in the format. I was aware of the record and it felt really special to score these runs. When I got out in the 44th over it occurred to me that if I had batted till the end I had a chance to score a triple hundred. I am happy with what I scored though. India A coach Lalchand Rajput thought the triple was within sight and he batted exceptionally well. I haven’t seen a better innings in one-day cricket than this one. The way he batted he would get 300. He played proper cricketing shots. He pulled, he cut, he drove. He played all shots and it was a real treat to watch.
Originally posted 2014-01-11 11:55:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter