Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir has openly admitted that his statemate Shikhar Dhawan has "raised the bar" for him and all others with his stupendous performance at the international level.
Gambhir, who is fighting to make a comeback into the India side, heaped praise on Dhawan, who smashed second highest individual List A score of 248 against South Africa 'A' on Monday.
"Shikhar proud of u, brilliant knock. Keep going, keep the tricolour fluttering. And yes Shikhar, thanks for raising the bar for all of us. Good luck for future too," Gambhir said. (Also read: Dhawan says Sachin, Sehwag double tons better than his)
Dhawan's opening partner during last two seasons in domestic circuit, Unmukt Chand also took to the micro-blogging site to congratulate the man of the moment.
"Cant believe my ears. shikhardhawan gone berserk against south africa A. Sheer demolition by jatt. inspiring," Unmukt wrote. (Dhawan's real test will be against Steyn)