Ganguly discloses one of the best batsmen in the world
Former Indian skipper and current Delhi Capitals advisor Sourav Ganguly described Shikhar Dhawan as one of the best opening batsmen in the world and revealed that Delhi Capitals franchise was ‘desperate’ to sign Dhawan after he left Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Dhawan was back to full form again after he scored an unbeaten 97 from 63 balls to help Delhi Capitals’ seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders here on Friday night.
Dhawan one of the best openers: Ganguly
“Probably he’s one of the best opening batsmen in the world. We were desperate for Shikhar Dhawan when we heard that he’s going to leave SRH. Good that he is coming off.
“It is an important phase of the tournament. It’s good to see Shikhar get a good score with the tournament entering the second phase,” Ganguly said at the post-match press conference.
“It was more like a Shikhar Dhawan innings once he gets set, he takes the game away. He is a class act. He plays exactly the same way when he plays for India. He’s been scoring consistently in the shorter format in international cricket,” he added.
Shikhar Dhawan was denied scoring first IPL century by just 3 runs during team’s run-chase over KKR as Ingram scored a six to finish the game. However, Dhawan after the game told that winning the match is more important than scoring a ton.
“Hundreds are not always possible in T20 cricket. The important thing is to win the match.”
Talking about upcoming World Cup, Sourav Ganguly cited that Dhawan was judged best batsman during India’s runners-up finish at the CT 2017 in England.
“World Cup is a different format but Shikhar plays very well in England. He is a fantastic one-day cricketer. He will do well in the World Cup. He was the batsman of the series in the Champions Trophy,” said Ganguly.