India opener Shikhar Dhawan walked away with the Man-of-the-Series award in India’s success 2018 Asia Cup campaign scoring 342 runs in five matches at an average of over 70
India opener Shikhar Dhawan walked away with the Man-of-the-Series award in India’s success 2018 Asia Cup campaign scoring 342 runs in five matches at an average of over 70

India opener Shikhar Dhawan walked away with the Man-of-the-Series award in India’s successful 2018 Asia Cup campaign scoring 342 runs in five matches at an average of over 70 and thus set aside his disappointing England tour, where he failed to register a single fifty plus soce in eight innings.

While Dhawan was under pressure in England, in the UAE, the Delhi batsman wanted to achieve consistency in his batting to go with the elegance and he did that.

“I enjoyed this tournament. Fantastic final. Good tournament for me and enjoyed my batting, and hope to continue the same way,” he said during the post match presentation and went on to add, “I enjoy playing it in a cool and mature manner. I was playing more calmly this time, and I want consistency and elegance at the same time.”

Dhawan registered scores of 127, 46, 40, 114 and 15 and along with stand in skipper Rohit Sharma provided good starts for India up the the order.  “Rohit and I keep switching the aggressor’s role sometimes, and I congratulate him for having a fantastic Asia Cup too,” said the 32-year-old on his partnership with Rohit.

While Dhawan finished as the highest run-getter in the tournament, Rohit was the second highest with 317 runs at an average of 105.66 in five matches.