Shikhar Dhawan has a lot of faith in God and that’s why he didn’t get injured when KL Rahul was given the captaincy in his place during the Zimbabwe tour. Dhawan, who usually leads the ODI side in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, was named captain for the three ODIs in Zimbabwe’s tour in August this year.
Shikhar Dhawan has a lot of faith in God and that’s why he didn’t get injured when KL Rahul was given the captaincy in his place during the Zimbabwe tour. Dhawan, who normally leads the ODI side in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, was named captain for the three ODIs in the Zimbabwe tour in August this year, but was handed over to him by the former national selection committee after KL Rahul was fit. Was snapped “I was not injured because some things are predetermined and whatever happens is for our good,” Dhawan said on the eve of the first ODI against New Zealand.
He said: “And if you look after the Zimbabwe tour, I was again named captain for the series against South Africa and the same selection committee gave me that responsibility. That’s why I wasn’t the least bit upset about what happened in Zimbabwe. Whatever God does, it is for good.” Dhawan said, “I consider myself lucky that at this stage of my career I have been given the opportunity to captain India.” He captained Rahul during the tour of Zimbabwe. Also talked about reasons for surrender. Dhawan said, “Rahul was made the captain of Zimbabwe because he is the vice-captain of the main team. He was going to play in the Asia Cup after that series and if Rohit got injured, Rahul had to take over the captaincy. So it was better that he captain Zimbabwe So it was the right decision in that perspective.
Dhawan has so far played 161 ODIs in which he has scored 6672 runs. He turns 37 on December 5 and knows there’s little room for error as far as he’s concerned. He said that playing only one format has always prepared him for the challenges of international cricket. “It completely depends on the individual. I consider it the grace of God that I only play one format. This helps me complete my other work. I am fresher and stronger than when I used to play all three formats.
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Dhawan knows that with the return of Rohit and Rahul, the competition at the top of the order will increase and apart from them, Shubman Gill will also be a contender for the opener. He said, “Now a lot of players are representing India in all three formats and that’s a good thing. Playing in one format has its own challenges but I keep myself prepared.
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