“I’m Not Hurt”: Shikhar Dhawan On Last-Minute Dropping As Captain For Zimbabwe Series
Team India will now play a three-match ODI series against New Zealand, starting on Friday in Auckland. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team. This is the second time that Dhawan will lead the team, as he previously captained during the West Indies ODI series and then during the home ODI series against South Africa. It is important to mention that the batsman was named as the captain for the Zimbabwe series as well, but at the last minute, KL Rahul came back into the team after recovering from his injury and was then made the captain.
Before the first ODI against New Zealand, Dhawan was asked how he felt about being dropped as captain at the last minute for the Zimbabwe series.
“You have asked a good question. I consider myself fortunate that I am getting the opportunity to lead the team at this stage of my career. I feel good about it and it is a challenge. We have won a good series together.” If I talk about the Zimbabwe tour, KL Rahul is the vice-captain of our main team, when he came back, I kept in mind that he has to go to the Asia Cup. If Rohit had been injured during the Asia Cup, KL would have been in the lead. could be asked to do. So it was better that he practices during the Zimbabwe tour,” Dhawan said during the pre-match press conference.
He said, “I didn’t get hurt. I think whatever happens, happens for good. I was then picked as the captain for the South Africa series, the selectors and the team management gave me that opportunity. I never feel bad.”
Talking about the 2023 World Cup, and how options like Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul for himself could prove to be a headache for the team, Dhawan said: “We have been doing well for a while now. At the same time, Talking about myself, I have to keep performing. I know as long as I keep performing, it will be good for me. It keeps me on my toes and keeps me hungry.”
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Asked how he ensures that mental health remains top notch in this social media age, Dhawan said: “On social media, trolling happens. We are used to it now, smart people know that social How to use media. They know if they don’t perform, then what kind of talks will happen on social media. It totally depends on our performance. When you know it, no need to see it Is.
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