I played my natural game: Dhawan

Mar 19, 2013, 00:40 IST | IANS

India's debutant opener Shikhar Dhawan said it was important for him to play his natural game as his 187 runs in the first innings helped India beat Australia by six wickets and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match Border-Gavaskar series.

“I would like to thank god and my family,” man of the match Dhawan said during the post-match presentation. “It’s a dream come true. When I entered, I was nervous for three-four balls.

Once I got into my rhythm, I played my natural game. Vijay did a great job too,” he said. Dhawan’s century was the fastest by a batsman on debut and the highest by an Indian debutant.

“I wanted to stay at the crease for as long as possible, I didn’t want to throw my wicket away. I will cherish this for the rest of my life,” he said. — IANS 

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