Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan slammed a 78-ball 60 against Afghanistan on Wednesday to finish Asia Cup as his team's highest run-getter (192 at an average of 48). This was his second fifty in the tournament - one in which India failed to make an impact.
Dhawan's performance in the tournament has been even better than that of stand-in skipper Virat Kohli (189 runs from three innings) although the No. 3 batsman has a better average of 63. What is of concern though, is that these numbers pale when compared with stellar performances from batsmen in competing teams.
At the end of India's 8-wicket win against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara was the top-scorer with 246 runs at an average of 82. His team will play Pakistan in the final on March 8 - a side which can also boast of batsmen with massive scores. In the overall list of highest run-getters, Ahmed Shehzad (223 at an average of 55.75) and Umar Akmal (194 at an average of 97) are placed second and third respectively.