Despite not finishing on a high, Shikhar Dhawan was adjudged the Man of the tournament for his prolific showing with the bat, which played a pivotal role in India's road to the their seventh Asia Cup title.
There was lots of questions raised regarding the form of the southpaw, given his dismal outing in England. But the, Gabbar did what he loves doing, scoring runs! Barring the final, the Shikhar Dhawan was in fine touch with his explosive batting skills, which saw him become the tournament's highest run-getter with 342 runs from five innings.
While the tournament will be one to remember for the left-handed batsman, he took this moment to share a heart-warming moment with his son Zoraver. He took to Instagram by posting a picture of his son and the coveted trophy, insisting that it was one of his ''best'' moments of the night.
The caption read: "Holding the trophy with my son #Zoraver was one of the best moments of the night. A great series, fantastic finals and #Asiacup stays with us. #teamindia #asiacup2018 #champions''
Shikhar Dhawan's tournament has been nothing short of exception. He got off mark with a sensational innings of 127 runs against minnows Hong Kong in the tournament opener. He followed that up with gritty scores of 46 (v Pakistan group stage) and 40 (v Bangladesh Super four), before going on to hammer a match-winning knock of 146 runs, which in the process helped India record its biggest ever win against Pakistan and secure its place in the final.
He was rested for the inconsequential tie against Afghanistan, in order to remain fit for the final against Bangladesh. The move paid off well in the start, with Dhawan getting off the mark right away with boundaries, but the southpaw had to depart after been deceived by a wonderful googly by Nazmul Islam, having scored only 15 runs.
En route - Shikhar Dhawan also overhauled MS Dhoni's (327 runs) tally of the highest runs in the history of the competition. Shikhar Dhawan's record stands sixth in the overall record of highest run getters. Suresh Raina leads the pack of Indian batsman with 372 runs, followed by the Indian run-machine Virat Kohli (357 runs).