Shikhar Dhawan has learnt a lot from Virender Sehwag, says Krisnamachari Srikkanth

Shikhar Dhawan scored a record-breaking century against Australia on debut at Mohali earlier this year © PTI

Chennai: Jun 14, 2013
 
Former Indian skipper Krishnamachari Srikkanth, said swashbuckling Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has the same kind of hunger for runs as Virender Sehwag, and is determined to translate his innings into bigger score.
 
“They both have the same hunger for runs, and that’s where they are different from me. I would probably have been happy with a flashy 50, but these guys are determined to go on and translate it into a bigger score,” Srikkanth was quoted as saying by Times of India.

“To become a successful attacking opener, you have to believe in your abilities. It’s important to give the fast bowlers the impression that they can’t dominate you. Sehwag had that attitude in him and Dhawan probably had learnt a lot from Viru while playing for Delhi… In the Mohali Test and the Champions Trophy games, he has shown that he can really be destructive at the top of the order,” Srikkanth added.
 
When Srikkanth was the chairman of selectors in 2010, Dhawan had made his One-Day Internationals debut. The Sunrisers Hyderabad team mentor says that the Delhi lad has changed considerably since his debut.
 
“He is more focused now, he has worked on his defence as well… He is an improved cricketer,” he concluded.