India’s star opener Shikhar Dhawan is all set to lead the Indian cricket team to the upcoming white-ball series between India and hosts Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead India’s second-string side as the deputy to Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan-led Team India will play 3 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and as many T20Is in Sri Lanka from July 18.
Ahead of the series, in an interview, Yuvraj Singh recalled his experience of playing under the leadership of the seasoned opener of the Men in Blue. Speaking about Dhawan’s appointment as the new captain of the Indian side for the white-ball series against Sri Lanka, Yuvi believes that the captaincy is going to be ‘funny’ in India’s tour of Sri Lanka.
Yuvi further revealed that Dhawan has made some ‘really funny moves’ during his captaincy. Yuvi revealed a hilarious incident involving Dhawan and his Team India deputy Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 2012 edition of the Duleep Trophy. He revealed:
“Captaincy is going to be funny. Because I have played under Shikhar and he made some really funny moves. One of Shikhar’s favorite 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,”
Well, talking about that particular match, skipper Shikhar Dhawan had scored 121 runs off 200 balls while Yuvraj had slammed 208 runs off 241 balls. Apart from them, India’s deputy Bhuvneshwar Kumar also went on to score 128 for Central Zone in the same match.