Senior Indian speedster and vice-captain of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, said his role as deputy to Shikhar Dhawan would be to help other players “improve their skills and sanity” in the next limited series.
In the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli and the main team, who are currently touring England, Dhawan will lead the Indian team in the ODI and T20I series from July 13.
“Yes, on paper it’s my role (vice-captain), but I don’t think things are going to change. I think as a senior player my role is to do things that help other players improve their skills and their sanity, ”Bhuvneshwar, who has 138 wickets of 117 ODI, told Star Sports. “Cricket Connected”.
Former legendary captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed the head coach of the mission, which includes three ODIs and as many T20s to play here.
“I played against him (Rahul Dravid) and he was part of the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) team just when I was inducted into the team,” said Bhuvneshwar.
“So I don’t have such memories with him, but when I got to the NCA (National Cricket Academy) we had a few discussions,” he added.
Bhuvneshwar said he would seek to choose Dravid’s brain over management.
“… I’m lucky he (Dravid) is the coach. Young players have played under him for India A. So we want to work under him and choose his brain and want to understand how he handles things at that level for so long, ”added Meerut, 31. pacer right arm born.
“Being the vice-captain of Team India is an honor and a responsibility. So I’m going to try to keep doing the things I’ve been doing and I hope our team will be successful on this tour, ”he signed.