Senior India paceman and vice-captain for the continued tour of Sri Lanka, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, says his function as Shikhar Dhawan’s deputy can be to assist different gamers in ‘improving their skills and mental health’ in the course of the upcoming limited-overs sequence. In the absence of normal skipper Virat Kohli and the principle aspect, who’re at the moment touring England, Dhawan will lead a second-string Indian staff within the sequence beginning July 13.
“Yes, on paper, it is my role (vice-captain), but I don’t think things will change. I think being a senior player my role is to do things that help other players in improving their skills and mental health,” Bhuvneshwar, who has 138 wickets from 117 ODIs, advised Star Sports present ‘Cricket Connected’.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been named as the top coach for the task, which contains three ODIs and as many T20s to be performed right here. “I have played against him (Rahul Dravid) and he was a part of the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) team just when I got inducted into the team,” Bhuvneshwar mentioned. “So, I don’t have any such memories with him, but when I got to the NCA (National Cricket Academy), we did have some chats,” he added.
Bhuvneshwar mentioned he would look to pick Dravid’s mind on administration. “…I am lucky that he (Dravid) is the coach. The young players have played under him for India A. So, we want to work under him and pick his brain and want to understand how he manages things at that level for such a long time,” added the 31-year-old Meerut-born pacer.
“Being the vice-captain of Team India is an honour and a responsibility. So, I will try to continue doing the things that I have been doing and hope our team does well on this tour,” the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler added.
(with PTI inputs)
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