Learnt a lot from Ponting, Ganguly: Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan

India opener Shikhar Dhawan said he is learning a lot from legends like Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly and would appropriately use that knowledge during the 50-over World Cup, starting May 30 in the UK.

Dhawan is currently playing in IPL for Delhi Capitals, coached by former Australia skipper Ponting while former India captain Ganguly is associated with the franchise as an advisor.

"Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, I am very fortunate that I am working with them now. They both have been great leaders. It is very good to be close to them because I can get their insight, know what was their mindset, what was their approach when they used to play or captain their side," explained Dhawan.

"I am already learning so many things from them and it is helping me. I am grateful for that. I am sure those things are helping me in the IPL and I am going to take it to the World Cup," he added.

Dhawan meanwhile, also heaped praises on his Delhi Capitals team-mate Prithvi Shaw, saying he is the next big thing in Indian cricket.

"So Prithvi, I would say it is a very big achievement to play for India at the age of 19, especially India is a dominating country for batsmen (and there are) lots of batsmen, so someone coming in at 19 is a big achievement and he has done very well.

"He is a very talented boy and I am sure he is going to do wonders for our country," the dashing left-handed batsman said.

 

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