Shikhar Dhawan reveals how he deals with negativity in his career


The veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is not an exception when it comes to dealing with negativity from the media and fans. It is a part of the cricketer’s life and everyone has their own way of dealing with it. The 36-year-old recently opened on dealing with negativity during his career, which has been full of several ups and downs. There was a lot of talk about Dhawan’s poor form in domestic cricket, but he made a huge comeback in the national outfit with a top score of 79 off 84 balls, though in a losing effort in the first ODI against South Africa.

Shikhar Dhawan states tough times made him stronger

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Dhawan came into the series on the back of a poor run of Hazare Trophy scores — 0, 12, 14, 18, 12 in five List A games. Dhawan was asked how he keeps himself away from negativity. He said neither the bad patch has affected him for the first time nor is it going to be the last time, but one needs to have self-belief in one’s abilities.

He said that his clarity and calmness has enabled him to overcome the rough times. Dhawan recently revealed that he doesn’t take information from media or newspaper. Here is what he said:

“I don’t listen to the media or don’t read newspapers or watch the news, that way I don’t take all that information. I have full confidence in myself that what my game is and I have clarity on that and I stay quite calm.”

“And this is part of life, this happens in life, everyone’s life has ups and downs, so it is nothing new and happening for the first time or for the last time in my career or my life, so it is alright, that only makes me stronger,” added Dhawan.

India and South Africa are set to lock horns with each other in the 2nd ODI at Boland Park in Paarl on January 21.

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