The 31-year-old is seen lying on his back, with his arms up in the air, signaling ‘All the best’. While Ravichandran Ashwin is seen sitting at a distance with his right knee heavily strapped.
Ashwin is said to have picked up an injury during practice on Saturday. He went off the field grimacing with pain but then around half and hour later resumed training again. But captain Virat Kohli has hinted that he will keep the same playing XI despite Ashwin’s injury.
Dhawan on the other hand has been in terrific form in the tournament. He started off by hammering 68 against Pakistan and then carried on the form against Sri Lanka where he smashed 125. In the next game which was a virtual quarterfinal against South Africa, he delivered again with a scintillating 78 which took India to the brink of victory. India won the game handsomely to storm into the semis.
In the last four clash, Dhawan was again at his best against Bangladesh. He scored a quickfire 46 and looked set to get another big one but then managed to get out chipping one to point. The left-hander however, will surely not be satisfied till he has smashed a big one in the final against Pakistan on Sunday. And why can’t he? He has been the tournament’s best batsman still now.
First Published: June 18, 2017, 12:14 PM IST