Shikhar Dhawan is set to carry forward this season’s momentum when India embark on the challenging tour of South Africa. “We did well in England and West Indies, and our aim will be to do well in South Africa. Sachin paaji was a great player and we will miss him in the side. His experience and presence in the dressing room was big for us. But, the good thing is that all the batsmen have done well and the bowlers too and we have a great fielding side, that is a bonus,” said Shikhar on Friday.
Ready for some chin music, he said India A’s tour to South Africa earlier this year would help him to adjust to the pitch conditions. Shikhar was the highest run-getter in that series with 410 runs in four matches at an average of 102.50.
Facing a quality pace attack in the recent ODI series against Australia was of help, he said. “The good is thing is that when you are facing Australia, you’re facing quality fast bowlers like Mitchell Johnson.”
“We have been playing so much, we don’t get much time for preparation, like now we have just three days off. I guess the boys need rest and get out of the mode for two-three days and then come back. Before playing the first match there we will have a few days to get used to those pitches,” he said.