New Delhi: The long wait to break into India's Test team made Shikhar Dhawan's resolve to succeed at the highest level stronger, feels his childhood coach Tarak Sinha.
"The opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir was successful for a long time, so compared to other cricketers, Shikhar got his chance a bit late. But better late than never. I am proud of him but what makes him stand out is his steely resolve.
"He knew that Viru-Gauti are a settled opening pair and he needed to wait for his chance. I am happy that he has made use of the opportunity to the fullest," Sinha, who has coached Dhawan since the cricketer was 12 told PTI on Saturday.