Updated: May 30, 2020 8:22:23 am
Shikhar Dhawan, whereas interacting with ladies cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues on their net present ‘Double Trouble’, recalled an previous episode in his profession the place Pakistan followers focused him with their taunts.
“I feel pressurised against Pakistan because of the environment in the ground… that’s a whole different feeling. I still remember our game against Pakistan in 2015 World Cup in Adelaide. My form wasn’t that good during that time and I didn’t play well in Australia series before the World Cup,” he mentioned.
“Our first World Cup recreation was towards Pakistan and once I was strolling down on the venue, Pakistan followers have been shouting, ‘Tu toh 15 runs banake out hojayega‘ [You will get out after scoring 15 runs].”
“I was like ‘oh okay’. And then, I went on to score 73 runs and the same people clapped for me on my way to the pavilion,” he added.
Virat Kohli’s century together with Dhawan’s 73 helped India submit a stiff 301-run goal for Pakistan, which later proved greater than sufficient. India’s gorgeous response with the ball noticed the Men in Blue bundle Pakistan for 224 runs. Kohli later was named as participant of the match for his match-winning efficiency.
The 34-year-old additional additionally described the environment inside a stadium throughout a India vs Pakistan conflict.
“For Indian fans, Team India should win against Pakistan by any means in ICC events no matter what. They taunt each other sitting in the stands,” Dhawan added.
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