Shikhar Dhawan made his comeback to the national side in the recently concluded West Indies tour. After having learned that Gabbar has made a complete recovery from a thumb fracture which had ruled him out from the World Cup back in June, the selectors had no hesitation in picking him for the limited-overs series against the West Indies. But, Shikhar Dhawan did not find a place in the Test squad where India had started their ICC World Test Championship campaign successfully by winning both their games and thereby topping the points table. Nonetheless, Shikhar Dhawan's comeback did not turn out to be a fruitful one as Gabbar could manage only 27 runs in the three T20Is with the highest score being 23. Shikhar Dhawan could also not do much in the ODI series as he scored just 36 runs in two matches with the highest score being 36. Now, the Gabbar has posted a motivational message after he was struck by a bouncer.
Shikhar Dhawan was struck on the neck when he had attempted to play a scoop shot off Beuran Hendricks’ short ball during the fifth and unofficial ODI against South Africa A at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. As per reports, the southpaw had developed a swelling on his neck and soldiered on after a mandatory concussion test. Earlier, Steve Smith was felled by Jofra Archer in the second Test following which he was ruled out for the 3rd Test. However, Shikhar Dhawan went ahead and posted a video of the incident on Instagram along with a motivational message. Watch the video here:
Shikhar Dhawan did post a motivational message after having hurt himself but that did not prevent him from having some fun while on the field. His India A team-mate Sanju Samson had posted their social media conversations. Shikhar Dhawan was not a part of the Indian Test squad that had a successful outing in West Indies but he made the most of his free time by experimenting with his new talent which is playing the flute. Shikhar Dhawan had posted a video of himself playing the flute on Instagram. Take a look.
Shikhar Dhawan scored a 36-ball 51 while Sanju Samson scored a 48-ball 91 against South Africa A. The duo added 135 runs for the second-wicket stand. Their solid partnership helped India A post a huge total of 204/4 in the rain-curtailed 20-over match. In reply, South Africa A could only manage 168. Sanju Samson was adjudged 'Man Of the Match' for his blistering knock. As per reports, Sanju Samson donated his match fees of two matches to the groundsmen.