My idea as a leader is to keep everyone together, happy: Shikhar Dhawan


Handed captaincy for the Sri Lanka tour, Shikhar Dhawan’s idea of management is all about protecting the flock collectively and in a good way of thinking.

The left-handed opener was given the reins of the workforce after Virat Kohli and different key gamers have been despatched to England for the WTC Final in opposition to New Zealand and the five-Test collection in opposition to the hosts.

Sri Lanka’s limited-overs tour, comprising of three ODIs and as many T20s, will start on July 18 in Colombo.

“It is a big achievement for me that I have become the captain of the Indian side. As a leader, my idea is to keep everyone together and happy ? that is the most important thing,” Dhawan mentioned on Star Sports present ‘Follow the Blues’.

“We have got a lovely bunch of boys, great support staff, and we have worked earlier as well.”

Dhawan says he shares a good chemistry with legendary Rahul Dravid, who is the top coach for the collection.

“I’ve a good relation with Rahul Bhai. When I began taking part in Ranji Trophy, I performed in opposition to him, and I’ve recognized him since then. When I went to play India A match, I used to be the captain, and he was the coach, so there was interplay.

“When he became the director of NCA, we used to go there for around 20 days, so we had a lot of interaction, and now we have good chemistry. And now that we have the chance to play six matches together, so it will be great fun, and I think we all sync nicely,” he mentioned.

The selectors have picked many uncapped gamers, together with the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Chetan Sakariya, and Dhawan needs the children to take pleasure in their journey.

“Happy to get the children within the workforce and see their goals come true. It’s a huge factor that these children have come from their respective dwelling cities with sure goals, and their goals are getting fulfilled.

“And now, they should enjoy the journey which landed them in team India, and they should know the value of their strength and how to improve it,” he mentioned.

Dhawan mentioned that each the seniors and children from the squad will be taught from one another.

“There are seniors in the team, so the youngsters will learn from them, and we will get to learn from the youngsters. Whenever I meet the youngsters they often have new ways of thinking, and I try to learn things which will help us,” Dhawan signed off.


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