Will stay in positive frame of mind, says Dhawan after booking World Cup ticket

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 11, 2019 14:07 hrs

Shikhar Dhawan came back into form with a spectacular inning of 143 against Australia in the fourth ODI at Mohali. The opener has said that bad form does not worry him and he always tries to stay in the positive frame of mind.

Dhawan's century went in vain as India lost to Australia by four wickets on Sunday. 

"I do not read newspapers, I do not take any information which I don't want to take. I make sure I keep my composure, I know I perform best when I stay calm. I really don't know what people write in newspapers and I make sure I stay in the positive frame of mind," Dhawan told reporters.

Dhawan said that he tries to cut down the negative thoughts when he is going through a dull patch in his career and he tries consistently to improve his game.

"I make sure I cut down the negative thoughts and accept the reality there is. If it is going good, it is good. I know I am right up there at my skill work and fitness, so there is nothing to worry about," Dhawan told reporters.

Rishabh Pant missed two-three stumpings in the Mohali match which probably cost India the match as they went on to lose the match by four wickets. Dhawan said that Rishabh needs time to adjust and he will definitely be right up there among the best.

"Rishabh is a young bloke and like any other player, you need to give time to him. MS Dhoni has played so many games so it is unfair to compare Rishabh with him. Yes, probably the missed stumping cost us the match but the dew also played a very important role in the match."

As a result of a loss in the fourth ODI of the five-match series, the series stands levelled at 2-2.

Having lost the fourth ODI against Australia, India would now hope to win the series decider at New Delhi.

India take on Australia in the fifth and final ODI on Wednesday, March 13 at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.