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Dhawan dedicated his Golden Bat to the Uttarakhand flood vicitims
India’s cricketers have been known to dedicate match-winning performances to people who are struggling in their own country and at the conclusion of the recent Champions Trophy, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan joined the list of Indian players to do so by dedicating his coveted Golden Bat award, which he won for scoring 363 runs in the tournament, to the Uttarakhand flood victims.
Dhawan was shocked by the amount of damage the floods had caused and the number of lives it had claimed.
“I would like to dedicate my performance to the people who have lost their lives back home due to the flood,” he said. “My prayers are with them.”
Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh recently dedicated one of India’s performances to the Delhi gang-rape victim, who tragically lost her life, while Manoj Tiwary also dedicated his Man of the Match performance against the West Indies to the victims of a fire that tore through the AMRI hospital in Kolkata.