Written byAyush Gupta
As he prepares for another commendable performance in the final T20I on Sunday, he also came up with a piece of advice for the youngsters, keeping in mind the upcoming ICC World T20 next year.
Here's what he said.
Dhawan went on to praise the bowling abilities of Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar.
While he credited Sundar's lethal spin for giving regular breakthroughs to India, he also credited Chahar's swinging abilities, along with his pace, which keeps the batsmen in check.
"It is the perfect platform for them to perform and build the confidence for the T20 World Cup," Dhawan said.
"(While) trying out youngsters, it is good to give them a good run because when new players come in, it takes time for them to express themselves. I am sure the team management will give them a longer run," added Dhawan.
"We make sure we do the communication with them and make sure they are comfortable and not nervous. We make them think what is needed at that particular moment," Dhawan continued.
Pant has been criticized for playing irresponsibly, especially for his immature shot selection.
He managed a paltry four runs in the second T20I against South Africa on Wednesday.
"That's what we do even when I am batting with Rohit or Virat, we keep discussing and that is very important. Communication is very, very important," Dhawan further said on communicating with every member of the team while batting.
Dhawan, who suffered a broken thumb during the 2019 World Cup, was shaky against Windies.
However, he was back in his flow against SA and said that he was confident hereon.
"For me, it's normal, it happens, four-five innings can go here and there. I know that my process is very strong, I am a keen observer of whatever I am doing," concluded Dhawan.
As of now, the focus would shift to the final T20I, where Pant and Iyer's performance would again be in focus.
Meanwhile, Dhawan would like to continue his run-scoring spree in this tie, as he looks to get set in the T20 mode, while he won't be playing the Test series against South Africa.
Nonetheless, this is make or break time for Pant especially.
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