Have experienced more failure than success: Shikhar Dhawan
India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan said his ability to deal with the "inevitable failure" has helped him immensely in his five-year-old international career
New Delhi: India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan said his ability to deal with the "inevitable failure" has helped him immensely in his five-year-old international career.
"Now I am seen as a successful cricketer but the fact is that I have had more failure than success. You are bound to undergo hardships and it has been no different for me. I have played about 60 odd games (ODIs) and scored only eight hundreds. A lot of the guys worry about their form, for me it is just about being persistent and patient," Dhawan told PTI here yesterday.
With back-to-back cricket since the Australia tour last year, the Indian team has had a rather hectic schedule. Now that the IPL is over, the team travels to Bangladesh next month for a short series. Dhawan has been a regular member of the team in all formats ever since he made a sensational Test debut in 2013, scoring a sublime 187 against Australia at Mohali.
He has also experienced some dry patches since returning to the Indian team two years ago but he has overcome those testing times, the most recent being his impressive showing in the World Cup Down Under after struggling in the preceding Test and ODI series against Australia.