Indian opener batsman Shikhar Dhawan has said that the mindset of the youngest generation of players is very refreshing. The quick standup of the Indian Premier League has made batsmen fearless in every format and condition. As a direct result of the change in the mindset of every player. India has chased down the difficult target in every format. Shikhar Dhawan has 13 years of experience and observed that the youngster’s mentality of not playing aggressively is impressive. Shikhar Dhawan Said;
“The thought process is getting broader. Earlier our coaches used to tell us to play down the ground, you don’t have to play big shots.
“So, we were raised with that sort of mindset, but now when you see a youngster coming in, they will just go and express themselves. So, again, the main point is when I see the younger generation, they express themselves fearlessly.”
“We also express ourselves, but we had that thing because we were mentally trained that we have to play more on the ground, but the new generation, they play and they express themselves very nicely, and they don’t feel that guilt as well that ‘I got out this way or that way’, so I feel that is the biggest change we have seen, and it’s amazing.
Shikhar Dhawan lost his place in India’s ODI team due to low scores and failing to play fast. Since the start of this year, Team India has promoted Shubman Gill to the top order.
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“Lovely to See how Players Have Come up With New Strategies” – Shikhar Dhawan
Dhawan Said that players must constantly change to stay relevant in the international platform.
“It’s really good to see. Change is the only constant thing in life. You have to adapt with time. It is lovely to see how players have come up with new strategies and new ways of thinking.”
Shikhar Dhawan also said that he has taken a lesson from Surya Kumar Yadav about hitting Sixes.
“I was asking SKY, he hits that six, and I asked him ‘What do you do, man?’. So he was like, ‘I just bend, and I do this’. I said I am going to try that in the nets as well because the more tools you can carry, it gets easier, and it’s a wonderful mindset.”
He also said that with the World Cup coming to a close, India will look at the top spot on home soil.