India versus Australia saw a separate level of master class from Indian batsmen. Be it the openers or the middle order or number four and five on the line up everyone chipped in their bit and extended the target score for the Australians to 353. The reason our middle and post middle order played so well was the strong foundation our openers built for them and Dhawan out of all scored the maximum. 117 from 109 balls with a strike rate of 107.33 made the difference in the Indian innings for which he was awarded the player of the match.

Dhawan popularly known as Gabbar by the country has been a valuable player since his arrival. The 33 year old left handed batsman has grown a lot in past few years. His mature and balanced game has given birth to India’s current favorite opening duo alongside Rohit Sharma. The way the two batsmen communicate on the pitch is something worth beholding. Dhawan credited Kohli and Sharma for his last day’s knock saying that the way the team bonds with each other is the secret to their success on the field.

Our beloved Gabbar hit 16 fours during this knock sneaking intelligent singles. He also like Kohli and Sharma proved the importance of a patient game. His current ODI ranking is 12th and there is a lot of hope from him in this tournament. Hope to see Gabbar in action throughout the world cup. Other than being an opening batsman for India Dhawan also playes for Delhi Capitals as an opener.