Was a bit shocked at my exclusion from Asian Games, determined to make national comeback: Shikhar Dhawan
Senior batter Shikhar Dhawan has finally talked about why he wasn't picked for the Indian team that will go to the Asian Games in September and October in Hangzhou, China.
The Southpaw said he was surprised that his name wasn't on the team for the Marquee game. But Dhawan also told the young hitter Ruturaj Gaikwad that he is "Happy" for him because he is leading the Indian team.
"I was surprised that my name wasn't on the list (for the Asian Games). But then I thought, Well, they think differently, so you just have to accept that. We're glad that Rutu (Gaikwad) will be in charge. "There are all the young boys, and I'm sure they'll do well," said Dhawan.
"Of course I'll be ready (for the comeback). So I work out so I can be ready whenever I get the chance. Whether the chance is 1% or 20%, there is always a chance. I still like training, and I still like playing the game.
These are the things I can control. I will respect the ruling, no matter what it is," he said.
Dhawan also said that he is ready to play in the local leagues to get back on the national team. "I haven't talked to anyone about my future. I always go to NCA. I like going there because the facilities are nice.
NCA has made a difference in my work, and I'm thankful for that. I also need to get ready for the IPL. "In the end, he said, "I will play the Syed Mushtaq Ali and, hopefully, the Vijay Hazare as well."