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IND vs Jim Live – Shikhar Dhawan Tour Zimbabwe: Behind Shikhar Dhawan’s jovial exterior lies the deep “Spiritual Man” Who made peace by representing India in only one format. Approaching his 37th birthday, Dhawan made a promise to himself. Just before leaving for the tour of Zimbabwe, Dhawan said that at 36, I am fitter than ever: Follow India tour of Zimbabwe live updates with InsideSport.IN

“As long as I play for India, I want to be an asset, not a liability.” Dhawan told PTI in an exclusive interview after leading India to an ODI series win in the West Indies.

Dhawan feels that fitness wise, he is getting better with age.

“I think now, at 36, I’m fitter than ever and I’m better in terms of skills. Gym sessions, skill sessions, running and yoga, these four are the main aspects of my training.” she added.

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From the start of 2020 to the end of the West Indies series, Dhawan played 22 ODIs and scored 975 runs with 10 fifties, the highest by an Indian batsman.

“I am a calm, mature person. Performance reflects my experience. Dhawan said when he was reminded of his remarkable numbers.

“My fundamentals are quite strong and I have worked a lot to improve my technique. Understanding a format is also very important. I understand the dynamics of the ODI format and that has helped me a lot. He added when investigating further.

So what’s the process of staying consistent in ODIs when bilateral T20s dominate? Also, is there a sufficient gap between the two 50-over series?

“I never let that feeling get into my system

Hi Allah, am I playing in one format or ODI series after long time. Will my body respond well to the rigors of international cricket or not? To be honest, I don’t like to entertain these thoughts,” The senior opener gave a peek into his thought process.

“I look at it this way. If I play a format for two months or three months, it gives me a chance to always be fresh and come into battle fully fit and gives me enough time to work on my game.

For Dhawan, it’s important to value what he has rather than clinging to what he doesn’t have.

“I always count my blessings and if I play for India in a format, I should try and make the most of it and give it my all. I am a very positive person. You won’t find a negative bone in my body,” She laughed.

Dhawan feels that fitness wise, he is getting better with age.

“I think now, at 36, I’m fitter than ever and I’m better in terms of skills. Gym sessions, skill sessions, running and yoga, these four are the main aspects of my training.” she added.

Of late, Dhawan hasn’t played red-ball cricket at the first-class level and has had a lot of time apart from the IPL, where he has been able to work on his game, which has really helped him.

“When I am not playing matches, I train at my own academy in Gurgaon. I mostly do my net sessions there. I try to get some quality net bowlers. Also in and around Gurgaon, you have some good facilities and plenty of net bowlers who are ready to come and bowl at you.”

“As a leader, you have to get the best out of people with a smile”

Dhawan will soon lead India in an away series in Zimbabwe and against South Africa at home in October, when the first team travels to Australia for the T20 World Cup.

While he fully understands that this is a temporary role, the 155 ODI veteran with nearly 6500 runs is relishing every moment of it.

“As a leader, my first instinct is to go with a bowler’s plan. I ask them what exactly they want in the fielding set-up and what is the plan? At the highest level, everyone is a hardcore professional, who is there because they know their job well.”

He comes into the picture with his Plan B when the bowlers fail to execute their plans.

“But yes, if their plan doesn’t work, there must be a plan ‘B’ and I come into the picture.

“If a bowler is hit for a few boundaries, he is bound to be under pressure and at that time the captain has to put his hand on his shoulder.

“But still politely tell him, ‘Listen, your plan isn’t working, so why don’t you try my plan for a change?'”

A captain only becomes a role over time because one understands the basic principles of management, so essential at the elite level.

“As a leader, when you start interacting with the players, after time passes, you get a rough idea of ​​how they react to the situation.s

“No two players are the same and the way you handle each of them will be different — with some you have to be a little gentler, with others you have to be a little more pushy. That is the beauty of a leader. You have to give them love and bring out the best in them.”

Although he understands that he is a permanent captain, Dhawan interacts with his opening partner and regular skipper Rohit Sharma, when the latter takes a break.

“Of course, I talk to Rohit because he is the main leader. So when it comes to continuity, you need to discuss and consult with him. Team vision is paramount for all of us.

“Had good communication with Rahul bhai”

Head coach Rahul Dravid is big on communication, something that has helped Dhawan express his ideas.

“It is always a two-way street between the captain and the coach, and the same is the case between me and Rahul bhai. Whatever decision is taken is a collective decision.” she said.

“In meetings, each person is given the freedom to express their opinion and once we get multiple opinions, we decide together what is best. That way, you empower people to think and at the same time decide what’s best for the team,” He argued.

Hazards and spirituality for Dhawan, Balance off the field” is very important, in theory and practice.

“I have been a balanced person all my life. If you look at my career, I played in the U-19 World Cup in 2004 where I was the top scorer. But then, I had to wait nine years before I made my Test debut (2013, Mohali). Despite being a heavy scorer in domestic cricket, Dhawan recalled his years of waiting.

“From Junior India to Test cap, it took me almost a decade and it wouldn’t have happened if I had not been patient and positive.”

Over the past four years, he has learned to play the flute, and in fact, has gained a lot of traction on social media for his rendition of the Jagjit Singh classic ‘Hothon Se Chulo Tum, Mera Geet Amar Kar Do’.

Playing the flute is a stress-buster for him and practicing spiritualism has given new meaning to his life after facing some personal setbacks.

“Even in my personal life, I have seen ups and downs and because of spirituality I have been able to get through those tough times. I listen to the teachings of spiritual masters like Shivani Didi and Gaur Gopal Das. Listening to their teachings gives me a sense of calmness.” she said.

He signed off with his life philosophy.

“To have a happy life, you must first have a blessed mind.”

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