Opener batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been named the captain of the Indian team for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. Rahul Dravid will coach the Indian team on the tour of Sri Lanka, as regular skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri are on a tour of England, where the Test begins on August 4. In such a situation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sent a second-rate team to Sri Lanka, which is captained by Shikhar Dhawan and vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in view of its bilateral commitments with Sri Lanka.
Left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan said about being made the captain of Team India that it is a big achievement for him. Speaking on the Star Sports show Follow the Blues, Gabbar said, “It is a big achievement for me that I have become the captain of the Indian team. As a leader, my idea is to keep everyone together and happy – That's the most important thing. We have a good group of players, a very good support staff, and we have worked in the past. When I was the captain of India A, Rahul Dravid was the coach, and I have been to the NCA several times, So there is a good relationship. I am sure we will have a lot of energy and it will show when we play."
Regarding his relationship with Rahul Dravid, he said, "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 the conversation happened. When he became the director of the NCA, we used to go there for about 20 days, so we used to have a lot of conversations and now we have good chemistry. And now that we have If there is a chance to play six matches together, it will be a lot of fun, and I think we all adjust well."
At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan said about the young players who accompanied him on the tour of Sri Lanka, "It is a pleasure to have youngsters in the team and to see their dreams come true. It is a big deal that these youngsters take some dreams from their respective hometowns. He has come, and his dreams are being fulfilled. And now, he should enjoy the journey that landed him in Team India, and he should know the value of his strength and how to improve it. There are seniors in the team, hence the youth. will learn from them and vice versa, we will get to learn from the youth. Whenever I meet young people they often have new ways of thinking, and I try to learn things that will help us, and it goes both ways have to learn."
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