Zim vs Ind 2022 – Shikhar Dhawan embraces spirituality to stay positive

Zim vs Ind 2022 – Shikhar Dhawan embraces spirituality to stay positive

Zim vs Ind 2022 – Shikhar Dhawan embraces spirituality to stay positive

Shikhar Dhawan likes to play the flute. It gives him a feeling of calm. He also embraced spirituality, which he says opened his eyes to a world of positivity.

“I learned that through spirituality,” Dhawan said, when asked how he maintained a sense of calm through the ups and downs of his career. “You need to practice [having a calm mindset] just like you play cricket.

“It’s something I try to pass on to the youngsters as well. As cricketers we all live our dream and if you don’t live happily [despite that], What’s the point? It’s little things like these. I don’t try to let negativity creep in. I try to always be positive.”

Perhaps it is this mindset that makes it easy for Dhawan to accept the circumstances. Just a one-size-fits-all player currently, Dhawan said he “loves the 50 overs game” and is ready to continue his good work from the Caribbean, where he led India to a 3-0 sweep in the ODIs. His 168 runs, including two half-centuries, made him the second-best run-getter in the series after Shubman Gill.
Dhawan returns to Zimbabwe for the first time in nine years. Coming back to Harare is bound to spark happy memories. On the second ODI of this 2013 tour, he hit a game-winning 116. He hopes the upcoming series will bring even more runs on what he thought were “great wickets at bat”.
It is, however, clear races will not be easy. Zimbabwe’s recent form – they beat Bangladesh 2-1 earlier this month – will keep India on their toes. “It’s good that they won against Bangladesh,” Dhawan said. “I’m sure they play good cricket. It’s good for us because it will keep us on our toes. We can’t take anything for granted or lightly. We’re here to play against a good team. is always on the process.”
Dhawan admitted to not knowing much about the current Zimbabwe squad, although he acknowledged that Sikandar Raza was a “good player who has been doing well for many years now”. He said, however, that they will cover all the bases on August 18, especially funneling their opponents’ technology and data in the right way.

“We don’t play much cricket [against each other], but we have all the data,” he said. “From there, we find out the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. I guess that’s where technology comes in handy. In a game, you get to know patterns pretty quickly. Even before that, we’re using technology to start our planning.”

Dhawan was happy to see KL Rahul again. Rahul takes over the captaincy which was initially entrusted to Dhawan. Rahul will return to competitive cricket for the first time since the IPL, after a long rehabilitation for a sports hernia and then Covid-19.

“It’s very good news that KL is back in the team,” said Dhawan. “He is one of the main players in the Indian team and with the Asian Cup coming up, it will be a good outing for him. I am sure he will gain a lot from this tour. It is sad that Washington [Sundar] came out, it is an integral part of the sport. These things happen. I hope he recovers soon.”

Dhawan was also vocal about the fact that the IPL offered several options at the top of the order, and didn’t necessarily see them as competition. The 16-man squad has up to five opening options. Apart from Dhawan, there are Rahul, Gill, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and even Sanju Samson who played a similar role in the IPL.

“With more exposure, they’re quite confident,” Dhawan said of his younger colleagues. “Everyone is different. They have good techniques. The transition for the Indian team has been great thanks to domestic cricket and the IPL. Their confidence level is high that’s why they blend in quite quickly. international cricket. They’re doing so well. We feel good that we have so many options, so it’s a very healthy sign for us.”

Dhawan felt the upcoming three-game series was also an opportunity for Zimbabwe to show their improvements as a team. “It’s good for world cricket that we play against each other,” he said. “It will give them confidence. Our young boys will have opportunities in different conditions. It is only by playing that Zimbabwe will also improve, especially against quality teams. That is how they will learn as well. “

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