Shikhar Dhawan, who turned 37 yesterday, answered media queries about the second ODI.
Dhawan was asked a unique question right away, in which the reporter discussed the value of a fresh start.
Shikhar Dhawan gives a classy reply
Shikhar Dhawan, both on and off the field, never gives the impression that his position in the Indian team has been doubted for the past two or three years. Dhawan is constantly comfortable, wearing a wide smile, and searching for an opportunity to celebrate. Even when batting, he rarely appears to be under pressure, rarely plays a shot in rage, and scores the majority of his runs with pinpoint accuracy. When asked about India’s chances in the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh after losing the first one from a winning position, the left-hander’s demeanor did not change.
The Men in Blue are under pressure to win the ODI series. Bangladesh won the first game of the series by a remarkable one-wicket margin, and they hope to repeat that performance in the following match.
The press conference prior to the second ODI got off to an intriguing start. Dhawan was a little confused by the initial query, but after further explanation, he had a fantastic response.
“Of course you’d be looking to make a fresh start?” – the reporter asked.
“Yeah, of course I can’t do an old start. Yes, it’s going to be a new start. We are looking forward to it. We are in a positive and good space,” Dhawan replied.
In the first ODI, Shikhar Dhawan went out for seven runs off 17 deliveries. He tried to reverse sweep Mehidy Hasan Miraz, but all he managed to obtain were a series of deflections that hit the stumps. The left-handed batter has recently come under fire for his low strike rate in the format. In the series against New Zealand, he scored a half-century, but eight of his past nine innings had been played at a strike rate under 80.
Despite KL Rahul‘s outstanding performance with the bat and a generally aggressive bowling performance, the visitors lost the first ODI. Mehidy Hasan Miraz almost single-handedly put together a record-breaking 10th wicket partnership, which helped Litton Das’ team cruise home with one wicket remaining.
“We are very very confident. This is not the first time we have lost the first game in the series. It’s quite normal. We know how to bounce back from these situations. Bangladesh is playing good cricket. The last match was an interesting game, a low-scoring one. In the end, they dragged the game away from us, this doesn’t happen that often. We analysed where we need to improve. We will try to create more impact in the coming games,” Dhawan added.