That is true Uthappa, Kaif and even to some extent Yousuf Pathan are examples of super indian talent who faded away after showing spark during their initial days. I have a firm believe that the real test of Dhawan will be against the big names like England and Australia in seaming conditions Wat say ??
Shikhar Dhawan from the prodigy to the enigma and finally the champ... The single most important reasn for India's recent Champion's trophy victory is basically an one dimensional guy belonginh to a very middle middle class family, somebody who has embodied the teachings of his parents and elderly in whatever he does. Somebody who takes a lot of respect in whatever he does and loves to give his best in return. It was only 6 months back that we were thinking that Sehwag and Gambhir were the best opening pair possible for India and here comes this nobody form nowhere and sweeps the entire cricketing arena by the floor. Now do we even remember that we used to open with Sehwag and Gambhir only a few days back. Dhawan is the clearly teh most happening entity in the India cricket field right now. The guy has proved his worth both in India and outside as well... Dhawan is headed towards super stardom and it seems that India's transition phase is coming to an India, we are learning not only to win but to keep winning. The secret I feel is the new attitude.
During Dravid's initial days Dravid was unable to get his first century even though he was getting a lot of 70's and 80's the then captain Md. Azharuddin had asked him to pull up his collar whenever he goes out to bat that day had embarked an attitude shift in the Indian camp which later caught up with guys like Ganguly, Zaheer Yuvraj and others. Now is another such time when this Delhi lad comes to the cricket pitch, twines his moustache and hits international level bowlers as if he is playing gully cricket. Attitude change isnt it .....
Well certainly there's not doubt that Dhawan innings was brillant.But it will be to early to predict or to say that he is the brilliant player.Real test of him will be in New Zealand and Australia where the pitches offer fast bowler a lot.