Video of Shikhar Dhawan 52 Runs : 8 Big Shots : India T20 Cricket Sports

Video of Shikhar Dhawan 52 Runs : 8 Big Shots : India T20 Cricket

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Time icon October 21, 2021   | Last Updated: May 17, 2024 at 5:38 AM

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, January 10 Pune

Match Result : India won by 78 runs

Lasith Malinga | Losing skipper: “I think in these kind of situations when the conditions were wet, we needed to control the ball better. They (India) got away in the last three overs.

But our top-order batsmen got out quickly and Dhananjaya and Mathews showed us how easy it was to bat here. We need to learn how to handle these situations better. This is the talent we have in Sri Lanka and we have to back them and get the maximum out of them in the World Cup.

All teams in the world are using wrist spinners, and we have good bowlers in Hasaranga and Sandakan. These are the two bowlers we are looking at going into the World Cup.”

Shardul Thakur: “I believe I have the ability with the bat and I have been practicing well. If I can contribute at number eight, it is always crucial for the team.

With regards to my action, I can bowl outswingers, so the focus is to swing the ball early. I have spent quite some time in the team ever since I broke-in in 2016.

I get a homely feeling and don’t feel left out, so credit to the captain and the management. I am preparing myself to bat when I am waiting outside and that takes pressure off me when I come in.”

Navdeep Saini : “When I used to play with the red ball earlier, I used to find bowling with the white ball difficult. But now after practicing, I have been finding it easier and have been getting better.

My seniors have been helping me as well as to how to bowl in different situations. Bowling fast comes naturally to me. I look after my gym, my diet and playing for India is a big deal.

I have been playing with the red ball only for the last four-five years and before that I was playing with the tennis ball only.”

Virat Kohli | Winning skipper: “A good start to this year. We started on the right track, chasing one game and setting the other. Very clinical as well, so I am very happy. Just the confidence of getting that 200 mark will help us. The middle collapse was challenging but what Manish and Shardul did in the end really helped.

We saw guys who turned up and who put their hands up when the senior guys don’t perform and need more of this in the coming games as well. We wanted to plug some of the gaps. I think today as well, we thought 180 at one stage and crossed 200.

In Mumbai as well, we thought 200 and crossed 230. We don’t want to be a team which is tentative while batting first, and we want to show the same attitude which we bring in chases while batting first as well. All three (Rohit, Dhawan and Rahul) are solid players, it all boils down to who is batting better.

Rohit has been a consistent performer. People must stop pitting people against each other and I don’t believe in doing that at all.”

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