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Dhawan joins Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid in elite club

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 March 2015, 09:05 AM

India’s amazing run at the cricket World Cup 2015 came to a halt after they lost to the four times champions and co-hosts Australia at the Sydney. It was a heart break for millions of Indian across the globe as they lost the World Champions tag.

It was a set-back for the Dhoni brigade but Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan would probably hurt more than others in the team. The stylish left-hander joined club of Indian batsmen who scored over 400 runs in a single World Cup. He finished with 449 runs in 2015 World Cup.

Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid had only achieved the distinct feat. Both Ganguly and Dravid scored beyond 400 runs in 1999 World Cup, while Sachin Tendulkar did it in three editions.

Dhawan’s sparkling knocks against against Pakistan, South Africa and Ireland in group stages showcased his skills on the big stages. In 2013, he had a successful Champions Trophy in England and declared as the man of the series.

The stylish left hander had a bad patch during the Down Under tour and had to lose his place in the Test team. Yesterday, the Indian team collapsed after Dhawan’s quick fire 45 on the all important day at SCG.  

First Published: Friday, March 27, 2015 08:56 AM
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