IND vs WI: Back-to-back games will cause mental exhaustion: Shikhar Dhawan supports rest for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

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Shikhar Dhawan, the lead batsman for India, has gained the support of players who have time off from international competition and claims that if a cricketer plays back-to-back, he will become “mentally exhausted”.

This year, prominent athletes such as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma rested from several international matches. Dhawan explained in an exclusive interview with India today why international cricket uses rotation to allow players to recuperate. in.

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“In order to perform optimally, a player needs to gain new energy. A player becomes psychologically exhausted when playing in a row. Peace of mind is crucial. To give the players a break, there is rotation in international cricket. A player hits exhausted as he travels everywhere.”

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

“A cricketer is ultimately a human being. I believe that individuals at the highest level understand this and are trying to maintain a healthy balance in accordance with, “Dhawan told The Bharat Express News on the sidelines of the launch of his Da One Sports.

Just after the 2022 Indian Premier League ended, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both missed the home T20I series against South Africa. Kohli was rested for the visits to the West Indies and Zimbabwe after the winning limited-overs series against England.

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‘I like to play ODI’: Shikhar Dhawan

The India opener stated that each format of the game has its own distinctive character and that One-Day Internationals are not at risk. He plans to continue playing for India for years to come.

After prominent England all-rounder Ben Stokes announced his retirement from ODIs, player fatigue has emerged as a controversial topic for discussion. When asked if ODI cricket is just a longer version of T20Is, Dhawan replied:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Twitter)

“The stadium was packed when we played in England recently. Everyone showed up and had fun. ODI is a very nice format and I like to play in it. T20I, which lasts 4 hours, is undoubtedly hot, but that’s different. Each format is different in some way.”

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Shikhar Dhawan will lead India in the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe, but it will be intriguing to see if Dhawan will be considered when the selectors gather on Monday to choose the team for the Asian Cup.

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