Shikhar Dhawan impressed all and sundry with his aggressive batting approach as he scored a striking 173 runs against Bangladesh in the recently concluded one off Test at Fatullah.
It is such innings which reminds one of Virender Sehwag the former Indian opener, who bludgeoned bowlers all around the park and changed the course of the game in the first two hours of the day. He had the uncanny knack of taking bowlers out of the attack.
But Sehwag seems to be a story of the past, and Shikhar Dhawan has all the ingredients in his batting repertoire to replicate Virender Sehwag's feat at the top of the order.
Virat Kohli has huge faith in Dhawan's ability.
"For Shikhar, we were always confident that if he gets going in Test matches, he can do what Viru paaji (Sehwag) used to do because he is one player who can turn the session around. Hopefully, he will carry the confidence of this game into other series in future," said Kohli at the end of the fifth and final day's play," PTI quoted Kohli as saying.
The Indian team took an aggressive approach against Bangladesh and with Kolhi as the new Indian captain in Test matches, expect the men in blue to take a similar approach in future matches too.
The Indian captain was also very pleased with the performance of the bowlers, who bowled aggressively. Under Virat Kohli, the team might nurture a new look, where players will be giving it their all and approach the game with no fear.
"This is the way we want to play cricket, but just that we got two days of proper cricket. One good thing to come out is the aggression shown in bowling."
"Everybody bowled with a lot of intent. That's what we wanted to do as a team and we did that, so the credit goes to the bowlers who were willing to do everything despite hot and humid conditions. There were no excuses and as a captain that was very pleasing," said Kohli.
Kohli's aggressive approach, if put in the right direction, can be used to help the Indian team in being the top one in the world.
Kohli's aggressive approach will help Shikhar Dhawan as it can give the left hander the license to play his shots and take the attack to the bowler, where he excels.
Having said that, Shikhar Dhawan needs to improve his performances in bouncy pitches of Australia, South Africa and England, where the ball dominates the bat.