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Team goal more important than first T20 ton: Dhawan

IANS  |  Kolkata 

He may have missed out on his maiden T20 century by three runs, but the that he is was all smiles when hit a six to take Capitals home against at the While called him a class act, the opener said that the team always comes before personal goals.

"I knew it could be my first T20 hundred but the team goal is more important, hence I took that single rather than taking a huge risk," he smiled.

Comparing the wicket at the to the one back home at the Feroze Shah Kotla, Dhawan said: "It's totally opposite here compared to I was telling Dinesh (Karthik) the same thing. It's a good wicket to bat on. Good for the bowlers as well as the batsmen, makes it interesting. In we have to adapt ourselves, hence we got to have that skill."

While Dhawan generally looks to settle down into the innings, he started aggressively from the word go at the and the opener said that he enjoyed batting on the wicket which suited play.

"I really enjoyed in the first six overs but I knew I had to stay till the last. I was getting the right thoughts and I had to take the game deep," he said.

While he shared a match-winning partnership with Pant, the latter once again lost his wicket at the end as he looked to finish the game with sixes. But Dhawan backed the youngster. "is such a big hitter he can always hit it out of the park," he said.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 10:16 IST
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