Shikhar Dhawan has been away from the Indian T20 setup for fairly a very long time now. He lately featured within the ODIs in opposition to West Indies at dwelling however couldn’t discover a spot within the squad for the shortest format as India performed 6 matches final month.
With the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held later this 12 months, Dhawan hopes to board the flight to Australia. He believes that if he does effectively within the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), he could make it to the ultimate 15 for the mega ICC occasion.
In a dialog with Time of India, Dhawan mentioned he’s assured of doing effectively for his new franchise Punjab Kings within the IPL 2022.
“The T20 World Cup is coming. I know that if I do well in the IPL, I can get into the side. I am a very process-driven person. I don’t set goals. Till the time, I am enjoying my game – and when I am saying enjoying my game, I mean from a fitness, game, and mindset perspective – If I am enjoying on all these fronts, it works best for me. And I’m in that space right now. So, I’m making sure my process is very strong, and I automatically achieve all that I need to,” Dhawan was quoted as saying.
The 36-year-old mentioned even when he doesn’t get chosen for the T20 World Cup, he received’t let that have an effect on his current way of thinking.
“I am confident of doing well in the IPL. And if I do that, I will have a chance to make the World Cup squad. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t – time will tell. But I won’t allow any of that to affect my state of mind,” he added.
Dhawan additional spoke in regards to the adjustments he made to his thought course of. He mentioned he used to ‘compete aggressively’ up to now however now, he has stopped chasing and has begun taking setbacks in a optimistic method.
“Right now, I am not in the T20 side or Test side, but playing the IPL is a great opportunity. I’m earning good money. I have seen the ups and downs, playing for the Indian team these last ten-odd years. There were times I would be desperate when I was about to get out of the side. I used to compete aggressively. But as I have grown, I have let go of many things. I don’t compete with anyone anymore. I’ve stopped chasing. When I began to change my thought-processes, everything around me began to change.
“I now believe in contribution, not in competition. I believe if I am performing at a good level, things will always come to me. And even if it doesn’t, it’s fine. I see things very differently. When I was in DC, I performed well, and I was the highest run-getter in the team. But I still wasn’t retained. Still, I thought there’s something good in it. If I start to see things negatively then, it will affect me and people around me. I tried understanding that bit about psychology. It has made my life peaceful,” Dhawan mentioned.
Almost six months again, in July final 12 months, Dhawan led a second-string Indian group in Sri Lanka. However, the T20I collection was marred by an outburst of Covid-19 within the visiting camp and India misplaced it 1-2.