Chennai: Vijay Shankar, who has made a robust case for himself to be included in India's World Cup certain squad, feels that his greatest takeaway from the Australia and New Zealand sequence is studying the "artwork of chasing" from none apart from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Shankar had some respectable performances with the bat throughout the New Zealand leg, now needs to complete video games like Dhoni.
"I used to be joyful to be round with the seniors. Simply watching them put together for matches and studying. Furthermore, I learnt rather a lot by watching Dhoni throughout run chases. I learnt rather a lot about find out how to tempo an innings, particularly throughout chases. I learnt about his mindset," Shankar, who returned on Monday, informed PTI throughout an interplay.
For him, it was like residing a dream as he shared the dressing room with Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
"It was an important expertise to share the dressing room with names like Virat Kohli, M S Dhoni, Rohit Sharma.It is very important watch and be taught from the seniors within the group," the soft-spoken Shankar mentioned.
Shankar, who had confessed after the ultimate T20 Worldwide that he was stunned when promoted up the order to No three, mentioned that he was particularly informed by the group administration earlier than the beginning of the sequence.
"I used to be stunned however on the similar time was very joyful to be requested to bat at quantity three. I used to be informed earlier than the sequence began that I might bat at one-drop. In T20s, there may be not a lot time to calm down and the strategy must be constructive."
Although he obtained just a few 40's, Shankar lamented that he couldn't take the group residence throughout the closing T20 Worldwide.
"I assumed I ought to have gotten extra runs. Additionally, I felt dissatisfied that I couldn’t take the group residence within the third T20. I had the prospect. It’s a studying expertise for me. I must adapt sooner and in addition be constant…" he added.
He obtained an necessary partnership with Ambati Rayudu in Wellington ODI when India had been 18 for four and he cherished batting in difficult circumstances.
"Once I walked in at 18 for four, it was all about enjoying time and constructing a partnership (with Rayudu). It was problem because the New Zealand bowlers had been bowling effectively. We had partnership. I ought to have gone on and made an enormous rating…" he added.
The Tamil Nadu all-rounder, who has been across the India 'A' set-up for some time earlier than graduating to the senior facet, mentioned his focus is on fixed enchancment whereas including that he noticed each match as a chance to do effectively.
"I’ve carried out the arduous work and obtained the chance within the nationwide group. Now my focus is on fixed enchancment. I’ve to step up and do effectively in each match I get to play. I see every sport as a chance to do effectively," he added.
Requested about chief selector MSK Prasad's latest comment that he was within the reckoning for a spot within the World Cup squad, the all-rounder performed it down.
"I don't wish to assume too far forward. I wish to do effectively in each sport. On daily basis is necessary for me…" he mentioned.
"I nonetheless must fine-tune just a few issues. I may even work with my childhood coach S Balaji, a former ICF cricketer, with whom I’ve labored for greater than 13 years, each time I’m in Chennai," he added.
The 28-year-old Tamil Nadu cricketer, who made his ODI debut towards Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor earlier than the New Zealand sequence, mentioned it was an enormous factor and "a contented feeling" to get began at an iconic venue.
"Yeah… to make my ODI debut on the MCG was an enormous factor and a contented feeling. Having watched so many matches and dreamt of enjoying at such venues, I used to be delighted to play there," he added.