Indian dynamic batter Shikhar Dhawan is regarded as one of the most bankable opener in 50-over format for Men in Blue. While, the 36-year-old batter makes regular appearances in one-day internationals and has even led the squad on numerous occasions, he has made peace with the fact that selectors have moved on from him in the rest of the two formats.
In his latest interaction with PTI, Dhawan claimed that he is not bothered about the fact that he only gets an opportunity to play in ODI format and not being considered in T20Is and Test cricket. "I am a calm, matured person. The performance is a reflection of my experience. I have worked really hard on my basics and I have put in a lot of work to improve my technique," said Dhawan. The southpaw further stated that for any player understanding the format is very important and he is aware of the dynamics of ODI format which has helped him a lot.
He also revealed the reason behind being consistent in the ODIs despite considerable gap between two 50-over series, Dhawan said that he never let this feeling creep into his system and only focus on his game and situation. "I never let this feeling creep into my system. I am only playing one format or I am playing an ODI series after a long time. Will my body respond well to the rigors of international cricket or will it not? Frankly speaking, I don't like entertaining these thoughts," said Dhawan.
The senior Indian batter also stressed on the fact that he feels like he is getting better (physically and mentally) with his age and he is in the best shape of his life. "Gym sessions, skill sessions, running an yoga these four things are core aspects of my training," he revealed.
Dhawan also shared that he trains at his own academy in Gurgaon and hires some quality bowlers for net sessions. "I mostly do my net sessions in Gurgaon. I try to hire some quality net bowlers. Also in and around Gurgaon, you have some good facilities and a lot of net bowlers who are ready to come and bowl to you," he concluded.