Somewhere in between Indian spinners lack of professionalism and the Miller-Klaasen’s heroics, the outstanding century from Shikhar Dhawan in his 100th ODI has been overshadowed. However, the hotel in which Shikhar Dhawan and Co checked in didn’t forget his glorious century as they came up with a cherished gesture to the stylish southpaw.
Shikhar Dhawan who always plays a vital role as an opener in the overseas tour for India once again showed his class by knocking the balls like a dream in the ongoing South African series. He scored a sensational tonne in his 100th ODI but vent in vain as the hosts sealed the victory after a dramatic rain break.
After losing Rohit Sharma quickly in the Pink ODI, Shikhar Dhawan combined with Virat Kohli took the attack to South African bowlers as they found the boundaries way often than not. Shikhar Dhawan, in particular, entertained the fans by stroking the ball as sweetly as one can get.
Despite losing the game, Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian to score the century on his 100th ODI. Adding yet another interesting fact to his data, he is the leading run-scorer from India after the conclusion of 100 ODI’s which shows the contribution of stylish southpaw to Indian cricket.
The hotel at Port Elizabeth not only celebrated the Shikhar Dhawan’s handsome tonne but also gave a grand welcome to the Indian team with some musical gesture. However, Indian cricketers are pretty impressed with the grand welcome as they took to their social media accounts to express their delight.
Coming to series status, the victory at Wanderers kept the hosts, South Africans alive in the series after losing first three games. With the 2 games to finish the series, the home side would love to seal the deal in order to share the cup. Meanwhile, the visitors, Indians are eyeing for the historical series win at any cost.
Here are their gestures:
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