ODI cricket has been the main topic for several days now. Many wonder what future ODI holds and whether it makes sense to play it. Shikhar Dhawan, who is a part of India's ODI team, believes that ODI cricket has charm and is worth playing.
“I really enjoy playing ODI cricket. It’s an art and still has charm. I love playing it. Like Test and T20 have their values, ODI cricket is also exciting. I really like it,” Dhawan said for The Indian Express.
Many are wondering why Dhawan is not playing the T20 format for India. It's obvious that he has quality, but he doesn't bother too much about it. Shikhar is focused on things where he can have an impact. “I honestly don’t know about it, maybe it could be the reason.
I don’t want to go deep about it… I have not played T20 for India for a long time now, I don’t know where I see myself. I look to make the most out of every opportunity I am getting. Be it IPL, domestic cricket, or ODI, I just want to do well, and that is the only thing under my control”.
He also decided to support Virat Kohli, who is in the most difficult moments of his career. Virat stepped down from ODI captaincy. However, it does not end there. Kohli was removed from the T20 leadership role. Dhawan believes that Kohli will return to where he belongs.
“Virat is just one inning away and he is a champion player. I am sure he will come back soon. Once he starts going, there is no stopping for him,” Dhawan says.
There are many changes in the team and one of them is Rohit Sharma as captain.
“Yes, every individual is different, their energy is also different. When Ravi Bhai was there, the atmosphere was different. Rahul Bhai has a different atmosphere. I had a great bonding with Ravi Bhai back then and I would say my chemistry is excellent with Rahul Bhai too.
I really enjoy working with him”. A few days ago, Dhawan decided to launch the Da One Sports project. It will be an academy and its goal is to help young players. “I feel Cricket has given me so much and I want to pass my knowledge and experience to the younger generation.
I believe that if we put in the best of our efforts, ‘hum sab apne dreams ko reality mein convert kar sakte hain.’ We are selecting the best coaches from all over India to ensure good quality training. I trust every individual who is a part of ‘Da One Sports’ to come together with a common goal of making India a superpower nation in Sports”.