India’s stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan has opined that he has had a lot of interaction with head coach Rahul Dravid and they have a good chemistry now.
Dhawan added that he has known Rahul Dravid since a long time as he started playing against the former Indian captain in the Ranji Trophy.
As Dravid is now the Director of the National Cricket Academy, Dhawan remained in touch with the legendary player. Dhawan is now looking to work with Dravid and so far things look to be going in the right direction.
“I have a good relationship with Rahul Bhai. When I started playing Ranji Trophy, I played against him, and I have known him since then. When I went to play India A match, I was the captain, and he was the coach, so there was interaction. When he became the Director of NCA, we used to go there for around 20 days, so we had a lot of interaction and now we have good chemistry. And now we have the chance to play six matches together, so it will be great fun and I think we all sync nicely.”
On the other hand, Dhawan is well known to enjoy himself on the field and he likes to joke around with his teammates. The veteran left-hander added that he tries to make everyone comfortable and happy.
“It is a big achievement for me that I have become the captain of the Indian side. As a leader, my idea is to keep everyone together and happy – that is the most important thing. I am sure we will have great energy, and it will be seen when we play.”
Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan is in fine form with the bat and he will be looking to push a case for himself in the T20 World Cup. The southpaw had scored 308 runs in the first phase of IPL 2021 and he will continue the good show for the Indian team. Dhawan will open the innings with Prithvi Shaw in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, Rahul Dravid has been able to bring the best out of the young players and he will look to do the same in the upcoming series. The first ODI against Sri Lanka will take place at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium on July 18.