India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is undergoing a 14-day quarantine in a Mumbai hotel ahead of the team’s tour of Sri Lanka, has emphasized the importance of yoga in his life.
On Tuesday, he shared an Instagram video of a session in which he is also heard chanting. He captioned the video:
“Yoga sessions keep me calm, bring me clarity, and have become an important part of my lifestyle.”
On the occasion of World Yoga Day on Monday, Dhawan was also part of an online initiative to make yoga a part of every athlete’s life.
Shikhar Dhawan to lead India in the upcoming Sri Lanka series
With Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in England for the WTC final and a five-match Test series against the hosts, the BCCI has appointed Dhawan skipper of a relatively young side that will fly to Sri Lanka for a white-ball series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his deputy.
Reacting to the news, Shikhar Dhawan shared a picture of himself in an India jersey with the caption:
“Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country. Thank you for all your wishes.”
The entire squad is currently undergoing quarantine in Mumbai. While there will be a hard quarantine in place for the first seven days, Shikhar Dhawan and co will be allowed to train for the next seven days.
The Men in Blue will play three ODIs followed by as many T20I in Sri Lanka.
India squad for Sri Lanka series: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-capt), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
Net bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, R Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh.