Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh revealed a hilarious moment involving Shikhar Dhawan as the captain of the North Zone during a match of Duleep Trophy against Central Zone.
The Delhi cricketer was recently rewarded for his achievements for the national side as he was appointed as India’s skipper for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. The two nations are set to play three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), starting from July 18.
During an interaction with Sportskeeda, the former all-rounder stated that several funny and light moments are likely to take place under Dhawan’s leadership. He narrated one such anecdote:
“Captaincy is going to be funny. Because I have played under Shikhar and he made some really funny moves. One of Shikhar’s favourite moves I remember is, we were playing against Central Zone and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was batting on 49. And Shikhar Dhawan called everyone inside the circle.”
“I was standing in the slips and asked him what happened. He replied that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is batting on 99, so he called everyone in the circle. So I told him it was not 99 but 49. Then he asked everyone to go back,” Singh said during a virtual interaction with Sportskeeda.
“Dhawan is one man who has always survived on his performance”
The veteran cricketer expressed his happiness on Dhawan’s selection as skipper of the ‘Men in Blue’. He further said that the 35-year-old has always been able to retain his spot in the side based on his consistent batting performance.
“I am happy for Shikhar, I have seen that guy grow in Indian cricket. He is one man who has always survived on his performance. There have been times where he has not had the support but his bat has always spoken. So, I am very proud of that guy. There were question marks on him but his bat has always done the talking,” he added.
Shikhar Dhawan has proved himself time and again in white-ball cricket, especially 50-over games in recent years. The southpaw has amassed 5977 runs at an excellent average of 45.28 in the 142 ODIs and has won several games single-handedly for his nation.