If there is one man in the Indian team who is making most of the opportunities is not Ajinkya Rahane but Shikhar Dhawan.
After performing tremendously well in the recently concluded Champions Trophy 2017, in which he was also awarded the golden bat for being the highest run-getter of the tournament, he is having a good time on the Caribbean pitches as well. But not so long ago, it was the same batsman who was struggling to find a place in the national side.
As per the recent quotes in Hindustan Times, Shikhar Dhawan has become very strong mentally over the years. He remarked that he embraces the failures has the faith in himself to excel again.
“I know that it’s a race that never ends. I can always come back. If someone has gone ahead of me, I can go ahead of them again. And that’s how my mentality has become. You fall one time and then you fall again and again, but then you still move on. I feel failures are very important. Today, of course, people feel failures are very bad or they make it look like that. But they are the things that teach you. I always embrace failures, I was never frustrated with them,” he quoted.
Shikhar Dhawan also spoke about how he needs to be calm in his approach. After working on this aspect of himself, and not rushing too much while batting, Dhawan is seeing the results he says.
Coincidentally, it was West Indies where luck had deserted him last year. He got the starts but failed to convert them into stable innings. He recalled how he worked out on a lot of things after that series which helped him evolved as a player. And now, he is the best business on top along with Rohit Sharma, who has given himself a break from cricket in the West Indies tour.
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