Learning a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, will use it during 2019 ICC World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgLearning a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, will use it during 2019 ICC World Cup: Shikhar DhawanShikhar Dhawan said that he has learnt a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at Delhi Capitals and he intends to use those things at the 2019 ICC World Cup.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 13:14 IST Shikhar Dhawan has scored 401 from 11 matches this season (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan said he is very fortunate to be working with Ponting and SouravDhawan said he learn a lot from their insight, their mindset, their approachDhawan also heaped praises on his Delhi Capitals teammate Prithvi ShawIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan has 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 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 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, who has scored 5,355 runs in 128 ODIs.”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 teammate 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 for Indian team.”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 after being roped in as the brand ambassador of lubricants firm — GS Caltex India — at a function here on Wednesday night.advertisementShaw had shone on his Test debut against the West Indies at Rajkot last year.Also Read | No debate surrounding No.4 spot in World Cup squad, says Shikhar DhawanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the commentslast_img read more