<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Shikhar Dhawan has raised the bar, says Gautam Gambhir" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130630193640.jpg" title="Shikhar Dhawan has raised the bar, says Gautam Gambhir" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Shikhar Dhawan’s (above) 248 off 150 balls for India A against South Africa A at the LC de Villiers Oval on Monday is the second highest score in List A career behind Ali Brown’s 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002 © Getty Images (File Photo)</p> </div> <strong>New Delhi: Aug 13, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Senior opener <a href="/tags/Gautam-Gambhir/post" target="_blank">Gautam Gambhir</a> has openly admitted that his statemate <a href="/tags/Shikhar-Dhawan/post" target="_blank">Shikhar Dhawan</a> has "raised the bar" for him and all others with his stupendous performance at the international level.<br /> <br /> Gambhir, who is fighting to make a comeback into the India side, showered accolades on his statemate Dhawan who smashed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Shikhar-Dhawan-rsquo-s-248-2nd-highest-score-in-List-A-matches/29878" target="_blank">second highest individual List A score of 248</a> against South Africa A on Monday.<br /> <br /> "Shikhar proud of u, brilliant knock. Keep going, keep the tricolour fluttering. And yes Shikhar, thanks for raising the bar for all of us. Good luck for future too [sic]," Gambhir was effusive in his praise for the fellow left-hander.<br /> <br /> Dhawan's opening partner during last two seasons, <a href="/tags/Unmukt-Chand/post" target="_blank">Unmukt Chand</a> also took to the micro-blogging site to congratulate the man of the moment.<br /> <br /> "Cant believe my ears. shikhardhawan gone berserk against south africa A. Sheer demolition by jatt. Inspiring [sic]," Unmukt wrote.