Shikhar Dhawan, India's trusted opening batsman made fans breathe a sigh of relief when he made himself available for India's tour of West Indies. The opener was selected in the squad going to the Caribbean and is all set to make a much-awaited comeback in the series starting August 3. To Dhawan's and the Men in Blue's misfortune, he was ruled out of the recently-concluded World Cup after suffering a blow on his thumb off a short ball from Pat Cummins.
Nicknamed 'Gabbar', Dhawan recently took to Instagram to post a video of him looking fit and agile. The opener is seen taking sharp catches as he prepares to be the clinical fielder he is. He captioned the video as "working on my reflexes."
Watch the video here:
Keeping up with the trend, Dhawan earlier, picked up the bat again, and the first thing he did was not face the young bowlers at the nets but perform the ‘Bottle Cap Challenge.’ The 33-year-old performed the modified version of the challenge by Yuvraj Singh like a boss and his delight was there for everyone to see.
Shikhar, dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, posted the video from the National Cricket Academy nets in Bengaluru. The swashbuckling batsman’s drive was directed towards mid-off as he hit the tennis ball right to the top of the bottle to knock it off.
Watch the video here:
Dhawan has been selected for the T20 and the ODI squad for India's tour of West Indies. See India's squad below:
Test squad: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane ( VC), Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishab Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
ODI squad: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishab Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, M Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini
T20I squad: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sunder, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini