Shikhar Dhawan forced all Indian cricketers, including head coach Rahul Dravid, to follow the "hey trend" at the beginning of the West Indies trip and had them all yell "who are we? champions!'.
You can always count on Shikhar Dhawan to make everyone smile on and off the field. He made all of the Indian players, including head coach Rahul Dravid, follow the "hello trend" to begin the West Indies tour, then he made them all yell "who are we? champs!" to conclude it. As vice-captain KL Rahul was not fully fit and usual skipper Rohit Sharma was resting, Shikhar Dhawan was selected as India's captain for the three One-Day Internationals against the West Indies. Dhawan led the team to their first-ever whitewash in the Caribbean islands. The Indian players gathered in the locker room to celebrate their 119-run victory (by DLS method) in the third ODI at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Rahul Dravid, the head coach, was the first to address the team in that distinctive manner. The former India captain praised the young players for rising to the occasion when some of the series' star players were resting after the ODI leg. "We brought a young team here. Many of the players from England weren't present here. The way you guys played these three games was impressive. There were a few close games, which we've talked about, and for a young team to come out on top with some outstanding play under pressure, "Dravid made the statement in a video BCCI tweeted.
Shikhar was a "really well-guided skip," Dravid continued, praising Dhawan's leadership. The left-hander not only did a fantastic job as captain, but he also hit two significant fifties at the top of the order.
The cameras switched to Dhawan, who was seated next to Deepak Hooda after Dravid finished speaking. The first hitter began his remarks by praising his teammates and thanking the crew. "I want to express my gratitude to the team members and support workers who have worked with us. Both the bowling and batting teams should be commended. You guys were incredible, and as we had stated before the series, our group is process-oriented. Young people, you two. You've already begun making strides, and I have no doubt that you'll go far "said he.
But Dhawan's conclusion to the video was just amazing. Dhawan asked everyone to rise, approach, and yell "who are we? champions" in unison, including Rohit Sharma, who had joined the team for the T20I series.
"I want everyone to stand up and gather together. Come on, Rohit! When I ask, "Who are we?," everyone yells, "champions," "As the players and the support crew complied, Dhawan spoke.
Dhawan will depart for India along with a select group of players, including Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, and Prasidh Krishna, who are not a part of India's selection for the next five-match T20I series.