Kohli hopes to keep Dhawan in his 'happy zone'

"I had played in Sri Lanka during the 2015 series and that gave me a lot of confidence- Pujara
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21 August, 2017

Shikhar Dhawan is savouring his purple patch, but the opener has not forgotten the slump which had forced him out of the team, saying failures have taught him important lessons.

It has not been a linear growth for Dhawan as he was dropped after the New Zealand series previous year due to a slump in form. And, he is continuing his good form in the ongoing ODI series.

The Indian Cricket Team achieved yet another comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. So those things don't bother me that much.

"I think it's been a huge help for our guys". When it has to come it will come.

"I embrace that period also".

After the innings, Dhawan said that he has been keeping things simple by focusing only on following the right process. And when I am doing well, I am still focussing on my processes.

Shikhar Dhawan then made mockery in the second half by hitting his fastest ODI ton, taking India home with a 197* run mayhem along with Virat Kohli. The target that was given by Sri Lanka was of 216 in 43.2 overs. And, despite what happened in that erase-my-memory Champions Trophy final, India are a champion side. In the last two years, the selectors have used more than 50 players in ODIs, a move that was criticized by Pothas. I am playing quite similarly to those times. Dhawan insists he needs to keep his form and fitness levels up as the younger players in the national side keep him on his toes. And, he scored all these runs at a strike rate of 146. At one stage, we were thinking of 300. I was just positive and was looking to score runs. "They got off to a very good start".

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Meanwhile Sri Lankan skipper Upal Tharanga said: "We started really well and after that we didn't capitalise".

The second ODI between Sri Lanka and India takes place in Pallekele on Thursday. "When the team was struggling - when we were most in need - your love and support was our strength".

Fans shouted, "we want our cricket back" and "no politics in cricket" until police stepped in and cleared the gathering.

"I don't use those harsh words". The left arm bowler (Vishwa Fernando) bowls at decent pace.

At the end of the day, all India can do is beat the opposition in front of them.

"When you get consistency within a team of players, you will see improvements in performance", Pothas said.


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