'Learned dedication and knowledge from Sachin Paaji.....' - Shikhar Dhawan opens up on learnings from Cricket Icons

Indian cricket stalwart Shikhar Dhawan delves into his cricketing journey, recounting the highs and lows that have shaped his illustrious career.

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Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan (Source - Twitter)

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan (Source - Twitter)

India's star cricketer, Shikhar Dhawan, has recently opened up about the things he learned from Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli when he was in the Indian squad. Notably, the opening batter lost his place in the national squad after the emergence of Yashasvi Jaiswal and  Shubman Gill in all three formats.

Shikhar Dhawan revealed that Sachin Tendulkar has deep knowledge and love for the game that he has learned from him. In addition, the southpaw also talks about how Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar knows to bat to hit the century and to take the innings deep in the game.

“Learned dedication, the love he has for the game and knowledge from Sachin Paaji. He used to decipher pretty easily the weight of the willow, which shows his depth of knowledge about the game. He used to know how to make a bat work.. so he was involved that much. He of course taught how to build your innings and hit a century eventually,” Shikhar Dhawan said in an interview with Karishma Mehta.

Virat Kohli's willpower and zeal is very strong: Shikhar Dhawan

India's opening statement reveals that Virat Kohli's willpower is extremely strong, and if he aims to do it, then regardless of the situation, he will do it. Moreover, the 38-year-old cricketer says Virat Kohli always dreams big, which makes him a very strong cricketer today. Furthermore, the Delhi-born cricketer says that the former India skipper aims to stay positive despite going through bad form.

“Virat’s willpower and zeal is very strong, if he wants to do something, he will do it. He channelizes his aggression into performance. When he’s batting, he channelizes his energy.. so (these are the things to learn from him). He always dreamt big. Like when he started his career and was getting out early, he used to remain positive and aim for a century in the next match. Even if he is going through a bad phase, he always remains positive,”  Shikhar Dhawan added further.

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