Shikhar Dhawan, Asia Cup, India vs Bangladesh
Shikhar Dhawan warns India ahead of the finale clash. Credits: AFP.

Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has warned his teammates to not take Bangladesh lightly ahead of the mega final of this ongoing Asia Cup.

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Meanwhile, Bangladesh thrashed Pakistan by 37 runs to set a date with India on Friday’s final. Dhawan feels India will have to be on their top to win the title for the record seven times.

Shikhar Dhawan feels all the teams have played good cricket in the last two weeks. Furthermore, he believes that men in blues will have to be good in the field to lift the coveted trophy.

All the teams in the tournament have been very competitive. Everyone was thinking that India and Pakistan will meet in the final but Bangladesh beat them by playing good cricket,” Dhawan said on the eve of the final. “We cannot take them lightly because Pakistan is a bigger name but Bangladesh got the better of them. There is a big difference between a team on paper and players playing on the ground. So the team which plays better on the field, they are regarded as the bigger team,” he added.

Asia Cup 2018: No Scope to Take Bangladesh Lightly - Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan has been brilliant for India. Getty Images

There is no pressure of vice-captaincy on me

In the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma had been entrusted with the job of leading the side in the Asia Cup while his partner Shikhar Dhawan was made his deputy. The southpaw made it clear that he doesn’t take any unnecessary pressure with this added responsibility and said that he will always stick to his style of playing.

There is no pressure of vice-captaincy on me. All the pressure is on our captain (laughs), I am just enjoying my time as the vice-captain of the team. As far as my batting is concerned, it remains the same. I won’t change my game just because I have been made the vice-captain,” Shikhar Dhawan concluded.

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