India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who hit a match-winning 98 within the first ODI in opposition to England after warming the bench for the key a part of the T20 collection, on Tuesday stated worldwide cricket is all about strain and as an skilled participant he is aware of how to handle it.
Having misplaced his place within the T20 eleven, Dhawan was underneath strain to carry out within the opening ODI with India spoilt for selection in all batting positions.
“(In) worldwide cricket, strain is at all times there and the factor is as a skilled participant, I know how to handle strain.
“…and secondly, as I said, I am experienced player, so I know what shots to play on what certain wickets and we read the wicket nicely and communicate very nicely in the batting unit and that’s what we did and that worked for us,” the southpaw stated on the digital post-match press convention.
Dhawan, who was benched after the primary T20 of the five-match, defined how he stored himself optimistic.
“I was focusing on my process, fitness, skill-work, gym-work and I always stay in a positive mental space. I always try and look at positives from every situation. That’s what I was doing. I was confident with my batting. I knew that if I get an opportunity, I’ll take it,” the elegant left-hander added.
Dhawan additionally stated that wicket on the MCA stadium on Tuesday was seaming and swinging.
“It was seaming and swinging so, it wouldn’t have made any sense if you would have gone hard at the start, losing two-three wickets, so our plan was just stay on the wicket and respect the good deliveries and we knew that, we can always cash those runs later on,” he signed off.