Having misplaced his place within the T20 eleven, Dhawan was below stress to carry out within the opening ODI with India spoilt for alternative in all batting positions.
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“(In) international cricket, pressure is always there and the thing is as an experienced player, I know how to handle pressure.
“…and secondly, as I mentioned, I’m skilled participant, so I do know what pictures to play on what sure wickets and we learn the wicket properly and talk very properly within the batting unit and that is what we did and that labored for us,” the southpaw mentioned on the digital post-match press convention.
Dhawan, who was benched after the primary T20 of the five-match, defined how he saved himself constructive.
“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 the 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 mentioned that wicket on the MCA stadium on Tuesday was seaming and swinging.
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“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.