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'Over You, Vaishali... But Not 19th November...': Senti Shikhar Dhawan Recalls His Pain

India lost the last year's WC final to Australia on November 19 (x.com)India lost the last year's WC final to Australia on November 19 (x.com)

In the 2024 T20 World Cup, India kicked off their Super 8 campaign with a thumping 47-run victory over Afghanistan, significantly enhancing their chances of advancing to the semifinals. 

Their upcoming matches will be against Bangladesh and Australia, with expectations that winning at least one of these will secure their spot in the semis. Meanwhile, the other seven teams are also fiercely competing for semifinal berths.

Amidst this tournament action, veteran Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan shared a sensational post on his social media platform 'X'. 

Posting a photo, Dhawan captioned it with, "A man can overcome everything, but not from November 19." He also uploaded an image of a billboard with the words, 'Vaishali, I am over you. Not yours, Khanna.'

Dhawan's post, though not explicit, sparked speculation about the significance of November 19. It marks the day when India suffered defeat in the final of the ODI World Cup last year against Australia, ending their quest for a championship after 12 years. 

The nation mourned this loss deeply, with stars like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma also sharing emotional retrospectives on social media, where they were seen shedding tears.

India's last ICC Champions Trophy victory was under Dhoni's captaincy in 2013. Since then, India has been striving to reclaim a World Championship title in any format. 

The current focus is on clinching the T20 World Cup, a title India hasn't won since 2007. Additionally, despite making it to consecutive finals of the ICC World Test Championship, India faced defeats against New Zealand and Australia.

Rohit Sharma and his team are determined to end this trophy drought by clinching the ongoing T20 World Cup, aiming to fulfill the dreams of millions of Indian fans across the globe.