Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Shivam Dube – I needed to implement what I’ve learnt from MS Dhoni on ending video games


Shivam Dube has credited his CSK captain MS Dhoni for the transformation in his angle and method after he returned to the Indian group with a match-winning 60 off 40 balls in opposition to Afghanistan within the first T20I to script India’s six-wicket win.

Dube’s fifty and bowling figures of 1 for 9 from two overs headlined India’s efficiency for the 1-0 lead as he returned to the T20I XI for the primary time because the Asian Video games since October final yr.

“Once I got here to bat, I needed to implement what I’ve learnt from MS Dhoni about ending video games,” Dubey advised the host broadcaster. I maintain talking to Mahi bhai. He tells me about how one can deal with totally different conditions. He has given me two-three ideas and rated my batting.

“So, I really feel if he charges my batting then I am going to maintain taking part in nicely. My confidence went up due to that.”

Dube was picked for the India dwelling T20Is in opposition to Australia however didn’t get a sport then and was unnoticed for the away collection in opposition to South Africa. Dubey stated each Dhoni and India captain Rohit Sharma again him which supplies him the boldness to carry out.

“Each permit me to bat larger within the order,” he stated. “There’s a number of work to be performed and I do know they are going to again me and wish me to do nicely. So, that makes me really feel much more optimistic.”

Dubey bowled the ninth and twelfth overs and dismissed Ibrahim Zadran for 25 together with his second ball. His first over went for simply two runs and the second for seven.

“The modifications haven’t come instantly,” Dube stated of his bowling. “Within the low season, I labored loads on my health. After that, I bowled loads in home cricket too so issues stored enhancing. I used to be capable of finding the appropriate areas and likewise generated first rate tempo.”

That is India’s final T20I collection earlier than the T20 World Cup in June, though the squad choice for that would additionally rely on IPL performances. Dube was, nonetheless, not considering too far forward.

“It is a dream for each cricketer to contribute and assist his nation win,” he stated. So, that is (choice for the World Cup) all the time in the back of the thoughts. However there’s a number of time left for it, so I wish to take it step-by-step.”

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