For Shikhar Dhawan, it’s all about the process

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DAMBULLA: There’s no stopping Shikhar Dhawan these days. Cutting short his holiday in Hong Kong, the opener is now busy winning matches for India. No wonder skipper Virat Kohli, who watched him closely from the other end on Sunday was happy with his teammate’s progress. “The last three months have been great for Dhawan and he’s cashing in on his purple patch. Hopefully, he stays in this happy zone and we’ll make sure he stays there, because he will win you games as long he’s in it,” the skipper said during the prize distribution ceremony on Sunday.

The opener himself feels he is in prime form now. “I feel I am playing with the same flow that I had when I made a comeback in 2013 and to some extent it is like how I fared during this Champions Trophy,” he said after winning the man-of-the-match award for his unbeaten 132 against Sri Lanka here.

The Delhi batsman now wants to enjoy the moment rather than lose sleep over the law of averages catching up with him in the future. “I have undergone slumps in my career so I don’t think too much about it. When it has to come it will come. I embrace lean periods too just as I am embracing the successful period now,” he said.

“When I was not doing well, I was just focussing on my processes. And when I am doing well, I am still focusing on my processes. So, those things don’t bother me much. I feel failure teaches you a lot and I am lucky to have learnt so much from that,” he added.

Asked whether he is already preparing for the next World Cup scheduled in 2019, Dhawan said “It’s still a long way off. I would just like to keep performing well as there are such great batsmen in our side that anyone can take anybody’s place,” he said. “And secondly I would like to keep my fitness at a high level.”