IPL 2020: Dhawan reveals secret behind his success
Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Shikhar Dhawan has said that conversation with his coach Ricky Ponting has helped him a lot to gain more confidence and improve his game.
Dhawan has been in insane from in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). He has smashed two half-centuries and two centuries in his last 4 matches and scored 465 runs in 10 matches with the average of 66.42 in the tournament. He’s standing just behind KL Rahul in highest run-scorer list.
“Ricky bhai said that I was batting well and I knew I wanted to play a little fast. I had a discussion on that also with him. I was happy with the 20s and 30s because they were impactful.
“What matters in T20s is how important those 30 runs were. I thought I was playing the role of the opener. The moment I got fifties, I gained in confidence and then by God’s grace I scored the centuries,” Dhawan said.
“If I keep thinking about scoring centuries, I will burden myself. My idea is to go out and give it my best shot. If I give it my best, the rest will follow. That also helps to keep me mentally light. Why should I add to my expectations?” Dhawan further added.
“Like, going into the first few games of the season, I didn’t have any fifty or anything so 500 runs in the season looked a distant dream. But I have been scoring 500 over the last few seasons, so rather than using it as a pressure scenario, I looked at it positively and thought it is good if I achieve it, else I will try and do my best for the team.
“The idea is to keep it simple and be disciplined. Simple isn’t as simple as it sounds, you also need to be mentally strong,” Dhawan signed off.