We can demolish any side with the caliber we have got: Shikhar Dhawan


first_imgShikhar Dhawan, India’s star opener thinks that India can bat any side in international cricket, on the eve of the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakhapatnam on Sunday.”The caliber we have got, once we settle, we can demolish any side,” Dhawan said in a pre-match press conference.India have had a a brilliant run since they lost to South Africa in October 2015 and have not lost a series at home. Sri Lanka on the other hand have never won a bilateral series in India.When asked whether India will be under any pressure on Sunday, Dhawan said, “It is a final game for us but we are used to it. We have strong side and we believe in our ability and skills, so we are just going play it like any other game”.The three-match series is poised at 1-1 after India lost the first ODI in Dharamsala by a massive seven wickets, where the Indian batting line-up went through a dramatic collapse. However, led by captain Rohit, who created history by becoming the first batsman to score a third double ton in ODIs, India roared back to form in Mohali and levelled the series with a 141-run victory.India have taken lessons from their defeat in the first match, said Dhawan.”We have learnt a lot of things when we played in Kolkata and Dharamashala. It was a seaming and damp wicket. We went with a positive intent though it did not go our way. We all learnt from it. It is good that sometimes you fall, and then you learn a lot of things out of it”.advertisementlast_img

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