Shikhar Dhawan, the opening batsman for India, has risen to the support of players having time off from international competition, claiming that if a cricketer plays back-to-back, he will become “mentally exhausted.”
This year, prominent athletes like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma rested from several international contests. Dhawan explained why international cricket uses rotation so that players can recuperate in an exclusive interview with India today. in.
“To perform at their best, a player needs to re-energize. A player will become psychologically exhausted if they play back-to-back. Resting your mind is crucial. To give the players a break, there is rotation in international cricket. A player will become exhausted if he travels everywhere.”
“A cricket player is ultimately a human. I believe top-level individuals comprehend this and seek to maintain a healthy balance in accordance, “Dhawan told indiatoday.in on the sidelines of launch of his Da One Sports.
Just after the 2022 Indian Premier League concluded, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both missed the home T20I series against South Africa. Kohli received rest for the visits to the West Indies and Zimbabwe following the winning limited-overs series against England.
‘I enjoy playing ODI’: Shikhar Dhawan
The India opener stated that every format of the game has its distinctiveness and that One-Day Internationals are not in danger. He intends to continue playing for India in the years to come.
After prominent England all-rounder, Ben Stokes announced his retirement from ODIs, player fatigue has emerged as a contentious topic for discussion. When questioned about if ODI cricket is simply a lengthier version of T20Is, Dhawan responded:
“The stadium was packed when we recently played in England. Everyone showed up and had fun. ODI is a very lovely format, and I love playing in it. T20I, which lasts for 4 hours, is undoubtedly hot, but that is different. Each format is distinct in some way.”
Shikhar Dhawan will lead India in the forthcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe, but it will be intriguing to watch if Dhawan will be taken into consideration when the selectors gather on Monday to choose the team for the Asia Cup.