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Shikhar Dhawan wins CEAT ODI Player of the Year 2014

When Dhawan met Gavaskar. One can only hope the baton has been passed.
When Dhawan met Gavaskar. One can only hope the baton has been passed. Photo Courtesy: Sudatta Mukherjee

June 2, 2014

In the 17th edition of the CEAT cricket awards, Shikhar Dhawan was adjudicated as the ODI player of the year for what has been a breakthrough season for the Delhi southpaw.

After his blistering 187 on debut against Australia, the man with the twirling moustache has gone from strength to strength. India zeroed in on a stroke-making opening pair in Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, who were simply magnificent during the calendar year.

The tipping point of Dhawan’s season was his cracking form in England for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. The opener blazed away to a stunning match-winning ton against the formidable South African attack and set the team up for victory. Team India grew at the back of his stellar performances, which were on display against Sri Lanka and West Indies too.

On winning his award, Dhawan said, “My son was born and I had wished to dedicate the next Man of the Match award to my son, but he never got the award. This turned out to be the moment.”

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