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Shikhar Dhawan Reveals What Charged Him During The 2015 World Cup Game Against Pakistan

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Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has been arguably India’s best batsman in major ICC events. Whether it be the world cup or the champions trophy, Dhawan has scored a mountain of runs. The Indian opener disclosed what it was like facing Pakistan before their match in the 2015 world cup. The match was played at the iconic Adelaide Oval between the two arch-rivals.

India-Pakistan matches are more than just any other game as the expectations of fans almost get doubled. Shikhar Dhawan recalled an interesting incident from a Pakistan while speaking to Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana on their show Double Trouble.

Shikhar Dhawan Pakistan
Shikhar Dhawan

Pakistan fans tried to taunt me: Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan who was playing in his first-ever world cup match was under pressure due to the atmosphere in the stadium. The stadium was jam-packed with fans of both countries that created a sight to behold.

“I feel pressurized against Pakistan because of the environment in the ground, that’s a whole different feeling. I still remember our game against Pakistan in 2015 WC in Adelaide. My form wasn’t that good during that time, I didn’t bat well in Australia series before the world cup’, Dhawan told on the Double Trouble show of Smriti and Jemimah.

Dhawan batted extremely well in that match and stroked a fine half-century. He scored 73 runs and helped India defeat Pakistan one again in a world cup match. Before the match, a section of Pakistani crowd taunted Dhawan and told him that he will get out after scoring only 15 runs.

“When I was walking down at the venue and Pakistan fans were shouting ‘tu toh 15 runs banake out hojaega’. I was like ‘oh okay’ and then I went on and scored 73 runs, and same people clapped for me on my way to the pavilion. For India fans, India should win against Pakistan by any means in ICC events no matter what. They taunt each other sitting in the stands”, said Dhawan.