Asia Cup 2018: I have learnt my lessons the hard way, says Shikhar Dhawan

Rohit and Dhawan added 210 for the first wicket.

Rohit Sharma - Shikhar Dhawan. (Getty)

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have stamped their authority as the best opening pair as they added a chanceless partnership against Pakistan in their Super 4 encounter against India in Dubai. Shikhar Dhawan scored his second ton in the tournament as India won the game by 9 wickets. 

Post the victory, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma hailed his bowlers for an outstanding performance and also spoke about his batting partnership with Shikhar Dhawan. 

"The entire bowling unit stuck to their task and hats off to them. Repeated performances are challenging in these conditions and once again I don't want to take any credit from the bowlers," Rohit, the stand-in India skipper, said after the match.

"With Shikhar, I don't need to talk much. It's important to let him be himself. We have batted enough to know each other to start off like that and we clearly know our roles," he added.

Meanwhile, Dhawan kept a word on the Pakistan bowling attack saying he was wary of their pace attack and thus was cautious at the start of his innings. 

"Pakistan has got a good bowling attack and I knew that as openers we have to stay because they have got good pace; and once I got set, I kept carrying on."

"As I've mentioned I wanted to be sensible with my shots. I've thrown it away in the past and I have learnt my lessons the hard way," he added. 

India now play Afghanistan in their final Super 4 game in Dubai on Tuesday.

(With TOI Inputs) 



By Anshuman Roy - 24 Sep, 2018

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