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I want to be an Asset And Not A Liability Till Playing For India: Shikhar Dhawan


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Shikhar Dhawan is going to lead the Indian team during the Zimbabwe tour which is going to be taking place from August 18th. But before the team goes for the play with the Zimbabwians, Shikhar Dhawan on his 37th birthday, in an interview with a sports news channel shed light on many things related to his journey, spiritualism, maturity and many more. But the biggest of all statements he made during the interview was that he wanted to be an asset and not a liability until he played for team India. Let’s know the brief about what was discussed,

He said,

“I am a calm, matured person. The performance is a reflection of my experience,”

He further added,

“My basics have been pretty strong and I have put in a lot of work to improve my technique. Understanding a format is also very important. I understand the dynamics of ODI format and that has helped me a lot,”

But there was an interesting question, when he was asked about the worries of T20I gaining precedence with a considerable gap between two 50 over series? In quick response he said that never lets the feeling of it even creep inside of him.

“I never let this feeling creep into my system that “Oh God, I am playing only one format or I am playing an ODI series after a long time. Will my body respond well to the rigors of international cricket or will it not? Frankly speaking, I don’t like entertaining these thoughts,”

If we follow the above statement made, Shikhar sounds absolutely true as he says that if he’s getting to play after two-three months, it gives him the chance to remain fresh coming into battle. He also added that he takes every format of his blessing calling himself a very positive person.

He further explained, that when he’s not playing matches that he trains himself in his own academy at Gurgaon and hiring a few quality bowlers to bowl him in the nets

“I think now, at 36, I am fitter than ever before and also skill-wise, I have gotten better. Gym sessions, skill sessions, running and yoga, these four things are core aspects of my training,”

So far whatever responsibilities that has been given to Shikhar, He has carried out responsibility effectively and there is no doubt about his judgment or clarity as it seems clear the way he represents himself in this interview.


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