South African explosive batsman David Miller praised Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, saying that Dhawan’s approach in the field of sports is very professional and there is consistency in his game as well.
Miller, 31, in an exclusive interview with IANS also spoke about his new IPL team – Rajasthan Royals and the famous sixes of 2015 who blinded a policeman with one eye.
Miller praised Dhawan’s aggressive game, saying, “There are so many cricketers that I admire. Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist have been my role models when I was growing up. They were both left-handed and always aggressive and Used to play positive shots. But I was very happy to see him batting in the IPL, that is Shikhar Dhawan. “
He said, “I love the way he plays. I have known him as a person too. He is very calm and very professional about his approach to his game. But with He only understands that cricket is cricket. Sometimes things get different. But, yes, the way he plays his game is quite good. In fact he consistently performs well. So , I love watching them bat. “
Miller will play for the Rajasthan Royals in the 13th season of IPL, starting in UAE from 19 September. Prior to this he was part of the Kings XI Punjab team.
Miller said that it would not take much time for him to get into the new team environment because he already knew many players.
He said, “I know many of the Royals players and I’ve played with some of them and some against them. I don’t say that I know them very well, but yes, they have to be a competitor. I know. Tom Curran is a player I know well. “
The explosive batsman added, “Andrew Tye and I have played with him in Kings XI Punjab. Also with Oshane Thomas, with whom I have played in Jamaica. I have also played with Ankit Rajput and Manan Vohra in Kings XI. So , I’ve really played with a lot of people, but I’m really looking forward to meeting with those guys. “
Miller hit a six during the 2015 IPL at the Eden Garden Stadium in Kolkata that the ball went straight to the left eye of a policeman and the policeman lost his eye light. The incident is still fresh in Miller’s mind.
He said, “To be honest, it was a big accident. It was very serious and I think I blinded the policeman. It was a situation that we had. I still remember that shot and it How it went through the air. But really everything was resolved in a few days. “
Miller said, “It came out in the press and newspapers and it was quite difficult to deal with it with all honesty. Fortunately, this year is not going to happen because this time it’s going to be a league without an audience.”