Galle centurion Shikhar Dhawan had initially planned to go ...

Galle centurion Shikhar Dhawan had initially planned to go to Melbourne for family time

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Published on: Jul 27, 2017

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Shikhar Dhawan made a brilliant return to the Test side, after getting a lucky backdoor entry owing to another injury to Murali Vijay.

Shikhar Dhawan made a brilliant return to the Test side, after getting a lucky backdoor entry owing to another injury to Murali Vijay.

Dhawan smashed a scintillating 190 on the opening day of the first Test at Galle, as India ended the day on a dominant 399 for 4.

Post the day’s play, Dhawan spoke about the time he spent out of the Test team owing to poor form. "When I had that lean patch, I knew that if I wasn't going to score runs, I could get out of the side. Of course, I felt that pressure at that moment and when I got out of the Test side, it hurt me," said Dhawan in a NDTV report.

"But then, I moved on and I started playing domestic cricket for Delhi and I was enjoying myself there. One thing about me is that I don't like to be sad all the time. I like to be happy and so I was enjoying myself over there and knew that if things have to come, they will come my way.
"I don't want to run around things too much. I am going to keep doing my work and follow my process. I love doing my fitness drills and work on my skill level. I knew if it has to come, it will come,” he added.

Dhawan revealed that since he was not part of the original squad, he had made family plans. "My plans were to go to Melbourne and spend time with my family, do training and get fit for the ODI series. I was in Hong Kong actually, on holiday, and from there I flew back to India and joined the team. That was my plan, but I think destiny had a different plan for me. I am happy and thankful to God," revealed the opener.

-By A Cricket Correspondent

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