Swashbuckling South African batsman David Miller has revealed his admiration for Shikhar Dhawan, saying the Indian opener is very professional in his outlook and is consistent as well.
In an undivided consultation with IANS, the 31-year-old lefty divvy up his scenes on his novel IPL squad- Rajasthan royal, COVID-19 trials and also utter about the famed six that realise a policeman subterfuge in one centre in 2015.
Miller praise Dhawan is strong-growing approaching to the plot.” There are many crickets that I admire. growing up my theatrical role good examples represent Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist. Both of them represent loftiest and always have the strong-growing and incontrovertible itinerary. Individual I have really enjoyed realising batten in the IPL has been Shikhar Dhawan, ” Miller read.
“I just screw how he goes about his plot. I have got to screw him as a individual as well. He is extremely relaxed about his mentality on his plot and is very professional. But at the like meter, he understands that cricket is cricket and sometimes matters turn out differently. But, yeah, just the fashion he goes about his concern and is a really uniform performing artist. So, I really bask look outing him chiropteran.”
Miller, who will feature for Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming Indian Premier League in the UAE starting September 19, revealed he also picked former national team-mate AB de Villiers’s brain to understand his mindset towards the game.
“With AB, I’ve always had lots of discussions and I have always told him that he’s very lucky that I’m not a bowler because otherwise, he wouldn’t be scoring so many runs. Jokes aside, I’ve been talking with AB about the mindset he goes in with and stuff like that,” he said. “So, I’ve been really fortunate to have him around to chat with, regarding certain things to have had the relationship that I have with him playing for the Proteas for many years now.”
Speaking of his maiden stint with Rajasthan Royals, the explosive batsman hinted that it won’t be a trouble for him to adjust in the team’s environment as he already knows many of their players.
“I’ve known some of the guys at the Royals having played with and against some of them. I wouldn’t say that I know them too well but, obviously, I’ve known them as competitors. Tom Curran is someone I know pretty well and have got on really well with him in the past,” he said.
“Andrew Tye I played with for the Kings XI Punjab. Oshane Thomas as well…I’ve played with him in Jamaica. I’ve also played with Ankit Rajpoot and Manan Vohra for the Kings XI. So, I’ve actually played with quite a few of the guys but I am really looking forward to meeting with the guys with whom I haven’t played much and the whole of the team,” he said.
Asked about his battle, like COVID-19 examining he confront while locomotive to Dubai, Miller read he has get under one’s skin used to it now.” I have been tested around six or seven metes since the unanimous matter start. I have been get winding that locomotive forward we are starting to represent having a trial every four to five twenty-four hour periods so there ‘ starting to represent some trials add upping down our noses. It is a very uncomfortable tone but it is obviously significant, we need to coiffure it and you do get under one’s skin used to these matters with meter, ” he read.
During the 2015 IPL season, a ball that Miller hit for a six in Kolkata hit a policeman’s left eye and he lost his eyesight. That incident is still fresh in the South African’s mind. “It was quite a big issue, to be honest with you. It was extremely serious and I think I blinded the policeman and it was quite a situation that we had. I still remember the shot and how it went through the air and everything unravelled in a couple of days actually,” he said.
“It came out in the press and the newspapers and was quite tough to deal with, to be completely honest with you. Fortunately, that is not going to be happening this year without the crowds,” he laughed, referring to the likely empty stands during the IPL in the UAE. “This will be my first time playing in front of no crowds. But back in South Africa, we’re used to playing four-day games in front of no crowds; there’s maybe just a man and his dog there to watch. T20 and IPL, though, is going to be very different with no crowds, to be honest,” he concluded.