India opener Shikhar Dhawan has opened up about taking part in just one format for Workforce India for the previous few seasons. Notably, Dhawan, who was as soon as a daily all-format participant, performed his final Check in 2018 whereas his final T20I look got here in 2021.
Since then, the left-handed opening batter has been neglected for the Exams and T20I staff, however has stored his spot mounted within the ODI squad. Dhawan has even captained the aspect quite a few instances, particularly within the latest previous. Below his management, India gained the ODI sequence in Sri Lanka 2-1 and never so way back defeated West Indies 3-0.
Dhawan will even be seen main the Males in Blue within the upcoming three-match ODI sequence in Zimbabwe. Dhawan has impressed whereas solely taking part in one format for India and mentioned he desires to be an asset for the Indian staff fairly than a legal responsibility. The 36-year-old talked about that he understands the dynamics of 50-over format which has helped him to excel.
“Until the time I’m taking part in for India, I want to be an asset and never a legal responsibility. I’m a peaceful, mature individual. The efficiency is a mirrored image of my expertise. My fundamentals have been fairly robust and I’ve put in quite a lot of work to enhance my method. Understanding a format can also be crucial. I perceive the dynamics of the ODI format and that has helped me so much,” Dhawan informed PTI.
Dhawan reckoned that he doesn’t let destructive ideas come into his thoughts relating to taking part in just one format. The senior cricketer mentioned that he will get ample quantity of relaxation as he solely performs one format which retains him recent.
“I by no means let this sense creep into my system that “Oh God, I’m taking part in just one format or I’m taking part in an ODI sequence after a very long time. Will my physique reply effectively to the trials of worldwide cricket or will it not? Frankly talking, I don’t like entertaining these ideas. I view it like this. If I’m taking part in a format after a niche of two months or three months, it all the time provides me an opportunity to stay recent and are available into battle totally match, and with sufficient time to work on my recreation,” he added.