Opener looks to beat arch-rivals Pakistan in next year’s mega event
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has his eyes set on taking revenge for the Men in Blue’s Champions Trophy defeat against Pakistan in next year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup.
Dhawan was part of the team which suffered a humiliating 180-run defeat against their arch-rivals in the final of the Champions Trophy on June 18, 2017 at The Oval, courtesy a sublime century from Fakhar Zaman and a stunning spell from pacer Mohammad Amir.
Nearly a year after the disastrous result, Dhawan, who has represented India in 29 Tests, 102 ODIs and 36 T20Is, is now eyeing revenge for that Champions Trophy defeat.
“Pakistan defeated us in the Champions Trophy and now we will be playing them in the World Cup. We will look to beat them and keep our perfect track record intact in the World Cup,” said Dhawan on the sidelines of the awards ceremony in Mumbai, according to CricTracker.
Pakistan and India will face off in the clash of the titans on June 16, 2019 in Manchester.