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2021-07-30 03:44:53

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Shanaka on chat with Dhawan: “We get recommendation from our former gamers too, however this was an opportunity to listen to from a present participant with loads of expertise”

Among the many themes of India’s tour of Sri Lanka was the chumminess of the 2 sides even in troublesome bio-bubble conditions. Hardik Pandya went viral in Sri Lanka when he was seen singing their nationwide anthem. He had additionally given fellow seam-bowling allrounder Chamika Karunaratne – who describes Pandya as a task mannequin – one in all his bats. At one other level within the collection, India coach Rahul Dravid was seen having a quick dialog with Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka.
And at last, forward of the third T20I, Shikhar Dhawan was addressing an entire bunch of Sri Lanka gamers as they huddled within the outfield. After his group had sewn up the collection in opposition to a depleted India facet, Shanaka revealed a bit of what he had hoped to get out of the interplay with Dhawan.

“Shikhar is a participant who has performed [for] 10 years, and has loads of expertise,” Shanaka mentioned. “What he has to say about making recreation plans, and state of affairs dealing with is one thing that is essential for all of us to listen to – for me as a captain, and the remainder of the group.

“He is somebody who’s mastered even his respiratory sample. I believed if we may communicate with a participant like him, our gamers would get some form of information about how you can increase our recreation. We get recommendation from our former gamers too, however this was an opportunity to listen to from a present participant with loads of expertise. I am grateful to him for that probability.”

However Shanaka talked about that the dialog with Dravid earlier on within the collection was extra common.

“I talked with Dravid about how the India gamers method their innings,” he mentioned. “They’re actually optimistic from the second they get into the bottom, and I requested him loads of the questions we additionally requested Shikhar.”

Sri Lanka had been finally in a position to win the T20I collection 2-1, thanks in no small half to legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who claimed seven wickets and maintained an financial system charge of 5.58 throughout his 12 overs within the collection. In the course of the course of the previous week, he additionally grew to become the second-ranked T20I bowler on the planet.

“He is a participant who has matured actually shortly,” Shanaka mentioned of Hasaranga. “I do not suppose No. 2 is sufficient for him, he is somebody who ought to be at No. 1. I believe he’ll get there shortly.”

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s Sri Lanka correspondent. @afidelf

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