Shikhar Dhawan explains why senior players should be rested. ‘A player needs to get fresh in order to perform at his best,’ said Dhawan.
In the midst of all the criticism directed at senior Indian players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their incessant rest from cricket, their teammate Shikhar Dhawan reasoned that a player would be mentally fatigued if he played back-to-back games. The left-handed batter added that a player must be fresh in order to perform at his best.
Dhawan stated that there is a rotation in international cricket to allow players to rest, and that players would be exhausted if they traveled everywhere. He believes that top-level players understand and plan accordingly to maintain a balance between game time and rest.
“A player must rest in order to perform at his best. “A player will get mentally tired if he plays back-to-back games,” Dhawan told India Today. “It is critical to give yourself mental rest. There is rotation in international cricket to allow players to rest. A player will get tired if he travels everywhere.”
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“At the end of the day, a cricketer is just a human being.” “I believe people at the top understand and plan accordingly to maintain a nice balance,” the 36-year-old added. After the Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded in May, both Rohit and Kohli missed the home T20I series against South Africa, as well as the away series against Ireland and the away ODI series against the West Indies. Kohli also missed the Windies T20I series and will miss three ODIs against Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, Deepak Hooda, who has been in excellent form in T20Is, has made way for Kohli in the England squad. Speaking on the subject, Dhawan stated that leaving Hooda out was justified because he was paving the way for a senior player. The 36-year-old went on to say that the senior player has done well for ten years, so it is natural.
“Whether it’s Deepak or someone else, it’s perfectly normal. “There is no problem if communication is good,” Dhawan stated. “I’m sure they had some reasoning.” There is a process, and each captain and coach has their own. So, whatever their procedure is, they will follow it. I’m sure they’re making a good environment out there.”