Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Picture Supply: Twitter/BCCI)

Shikhar Dhawan, India’s opening batter within the 50-over format, expressed his need to play the ODI World Cup for India in 2023 and revealed that his main focus is on enjoying as many video games that come his manner in an effort to stay match and put together himself accordingly. The mega occasion is scheduled to be hosted by India subsequent yr.

Dhawan was lately seen within the ODI leg of the West Indies tour, the place he additionally captained the facet and led the Males in Blue to a convincing 3-0 triumph in opposition to the house group. India’s subsequent project is in opposition to Zimbabwe, the place Dhawan can be seen within the top-order lineup for the group. Dhawan revealed that the worldwide tournaments give him a way of satisfaction when he participates in them.

I put together and strategy each event precisely the identical manner: Shikhar Dhawan

“I like enjoying in ICC tournaments. There may be at all times a special feeling and satisfaction and I’ve had some excellent tournaments prior to now. I put together and strategy each event precisely the identical manner,” Dhawan informed The Occasions of India.

“Each time I put on the Indian jersey, strain is at all times there and the factor is, as an skilled participant, I understand how to deal with strain. The excitement undoubtedly helps, as a result of it provides motivation to my sport. I don’t get over-awed by the second, as a result of my focus, course of, and preparation is similar for any event I’m enjoying in,” he added.

Dhawan was initially chosen as Group India’s captain for the upcoming Zimbabwe collection. However when BCCI declared KL Rahul match to play, the captaincy was taken away from Dhawan. Rahul will now be main the group and Dhawan will act as his deputy. However the 36-year-old’s most important goal is to play as many video games as he can and construct his path for the ICC Males’s ODI World Cup 2023.

“My focus is unquestionably on subsequent yr’s 50-overs World Cup and for that, I wish to play as many matches as attainable for India and do nicely in them. In between, there’s the IPL as nicely, so I’ll attempt to proceed to carry out there and look to play the home one-day and T20 matches and hold myself match-fit and prepared,” Dhawan stated.