'Children will get extra publicity' – Shikhar Dhawan forward of first ODI towards South Africa

Shikhar Dhawan (Picture Supply: Twitter)

India will cross swords with guests South Africa in a three-match ODI sequence that will get underway with the primary recreation on the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday, October 6. India can be with out their common skipper Rohit Sharma as he and all the opposite gamers who’ve been named in India’s T20 World Cup squad are all set to depart for Australia shortly.

Shikhar Dhawan is all set to guide India in Rohit’s absence. Though Dhawan has not been named within the T20 World Cup squad, he’s an integral a part of India’s ODI staff. He should marshal a set of younger and pretty inexperienced gamers in the course of the ODI sequence. 

Gamers like Rajat Patidar, Mukesh Kumar, Shahbaz Ahmed amongst others are part of India’s ODI staff towards South Africa and can be itching to do effectively towards the Proteas if offered with a possibility. 

Children will get extra publicity: Shikhar Dhawan

With India set to be the hosts of the forthcoming 50-over World Cup in 2023, Dhawan believes that the three-match sequence towards the Proteas can be extraordinarily essential as it can give publicity to the children.

“This sequence is an effective publicity forward of the 2023 World Cup. Children will get extra publicity enjoying towards an incredible staff. There are advantages throughout. It is going to improve their expertise and confidence. They’ve been doing effectively. They’ll study from their errors as they play extra. It will be significant for me to play as a lot as attainable forward of the World Cup,” stated Dhawan in a pre-match press convention on the eve of the primary ODI towards South Africa.

“At any time when attainable, I cross on my data to kids. Now there’s new duty on me however I see alternative in challenges and I get pleasure from it,” added Dhawan.

“My purpose at the moment is the 2023 World Cup. I simply wish to hold myself match and be in a superb way of thinking to be within the fray,” he talked about.

Workforce India’s elective coaching session on October 5 was cancelled as a result of persistent drizzle in Lucknow.