Dhawan spoke openly for the first time on captaincy, said- my good jugalbandi with Rahul Bhai

In a special conversation with Star Sports show Foley the Blues, Shikhar Dhawan spoke openly about his new responsibility. On the captaincy, Dhawan said that it is an achievement for me that I have got the captaincy of the Indian team. My idea as a leader is to keep everyone together and happy because that is the most important thing. We have great guys, great support staff.

NEW DELHI: With skipper Virat Kohli and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma on tour in England, a less experienced team led by Shikhar Dhawan has been sent to Sri Lanka. There are six players in this who have not played an international match. Under the new schedule, the first ODI will now be played from July 18. After the series of three ODIs, there will be a similar number of T20 matches.

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Aim to make everyone happy

In a special conversation with Star Sports show Foley the Blues, Shikhar Dhawan spoke openly about his new responsibility. On the captaincy, Dhawan said that it is an achievement for me that I have got the captaincy of the Indian team. My idea as a leader is to keep everyone together and happy because that is the most important thing. We have great guys, great support staff.

Has worked with Rahul Bhai before

Gabbar further says, 'When I used to be the captain of India A, Rahul Dravid was the coach there. After he became the director of NCA, I went there for 20 days. We have a great rapport. When I started playing Ranji Trophy, Rahul Bhai would be in the opposition team many times. Now we are playing together. You will also get to see this jugalbandi on the field.

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Sri Lanka tour will be a big deal for youngsters

Dhawan, popularly known as Shikha Bhai among the young players, further says that 'It was a pleasure to have the youngsters in the team and to see their dreams come true. It is a big deal that these youths have brought some dreams from their respective hometowns, and their dreams are being fulfilled. And now, he must enjoy the journey that landed him in Team India. There are seniors in the team, so the youth will learn from them and vice versa, we will get to learn from the youngsters.

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Indian squad for Sri Lanka tour

Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, (Vice-captain) Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, and Chetan Sakaria.

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