Chahar: Shikhar will be a good choice for captain for Sri Lanka tour

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

Team India’s pacer Deepak Chahar has backed Shikhar Dhawan to lead India on their tour to Sri Lanka starting in the month of July. The 28-year-old swing bowler feels the Dhawan has the right attitude and experience among the players.

Sri Lanka for the upcoming white-ball tour, the big question is – who will lead India in Virat Kohli’s absence? While two options – Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya – have emerged as frontrunners to take up the position, there is no confirmation as to who will lead the side. Fast bowler Deepak Chahar, who is expected to be a part of that tour, reckons Dhawan should be made the captain for the tour.

“Shikhar would be a good choice for captain. He has been playing for a long time and has a good experience. For me, a senior player should be made the captain. Because players see that player as a senior and respect him and obey him with honesty. Players should respect their captain. He (Dhawan) will be a good choice,” Chahar told The Times of India.

Thoughts of Chahar for Sri Lanka Tour:

“I am all set for the Sri Lanka tour. I bowled well in the IPL. I was in good touch. I am excited to play in Sri Lanka. In my opinion, experience gives you a lot of confidence. I have experience now and I am confident of a good showing in Sri Lanka, Chahar.

“I am sure we will emerge victorious against Sri Lanka. Our second-string team is looking as strong as the main team. We have a lot of options,” Chahar said.

Chahar, who is also hopeful of breaking into the Test squad soon, opened up on his experience of bowling in English conditions and its ‘charm’.

“Bowling in English conditions has its own charm. Chahar has played in England and he has enjoyed bowling there.

Chahar said- I am sure the selectors will give me a chance someday. I have played T20Is and ODIs and I have to prove myself a lot in these two formats and I hope I make it to the Test team someday. I look forward to playing Tests for the country.”


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