Indian Youngsters Well Prepared To Handle International Cricket, Says Shikhar Dhawan

Written by Abhishek Patil

India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday said that the youngsters in the team have the capability of winning trophies for India. In the recently concluded 2018 Nidahas Trophy, the Rohit Sharma-led team, after losing the first T20I, India bounced back in style to win rest of the matches and win the trophy. The team was without Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni among others, which has instilled confidence in Dhawan that the Indian youngsters are good enough to perform at the international stage.

“Our bench strength is quite strong. We won the tournament (Nidahas Trophy) with youngsters where Sri Lanka and Bangladesh had a full side. That makes a huge impact. We have a strong message that even our youngsters are well prepared. It is good that these youngsters are getting exposure. They are going to grow from here,” he said.

“It was a great achievement to win the Nidahas trophy as we have young bowling unit and youngsters coming in. We all showed a great character. We lost the first match, but came back strong on the opposition and took it out from there. The way we ended the tournament was quite thrilling. We all loved it, our adrenaline was very high,” Dhawan added.

After a successful South Africa and Sri Lanka tour, Dhawan is preparing himself for the Indian Premier League (IPL) which starts from April 7.

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