Shikhar Dhawan has raised the bar, says Gautam Gambhir

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)

New Delhi: Aug 13, 2013
Senior opener Gautam Gambhir has openly admitted that his statemate Shikhar Dhawan has “raised the bar” for him and all others with his stupendous performance at the international level.
Gambhir, who is fighting to make a comeback into the India side, showered accolades on his statemate Dhawan who smashed second highest individual List A score of 248 against South Africa A on Monday.
“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.
Dhawan’s opening partner during last two seasons, Unmukt Chand also took to the micro-blogging site to congratulate the man of the moment.
“Cant believe my ears. shikhardhawan gone berserk against south africa A. Sheer demolition by jatt. Inspiring [sic],” Unmukt wrote.