Indian team under the captaincy of stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan is all set to lock horns with the Kiwi team in the first of the three-match ODI series at Eden Park in Auckland. Shikhar Dhawan is once again set to lead the men in blue in the absence of the regular skipper Rohit Sharma.

Shikhar Dhawan was recently in a conversation with ESPNcricinfo where he was asked about the fear of losing leadership and its impact on him as a player. In a response to this question, Dhawan asserted that he was neither ‘afraid’ when he was asked to take responsibility nor had a fear of losing it.

Apart from giving a mainstream answer to the question, the 36-year-old went on to choose a bit witty and humorous way to describe it. Dhawan used the lyrics of the song ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’ from one of the movies of Bollywood star actor Hrithik Roshan.

“Jobs come and go, no worries. Humne khaali haath aana hai, khaali haath hi jaana hai. Yeh sab toh yahin reh jaana hai. To uska merko koi darr nahi. (We come into the world empty-handed and leave empty-handed. All this just remains here. I don’t feel any fear about losing the job),” said Dhawan to ESPNCricinfo.

These remarks from the stand-in Indian skipper gave a chance to the fans to come up with various kinds of responses and reactions. They took to Twitter to praise Dhawan and also to have some banter over the same.

Here’s how fans reacted to Dhawan’s recent statement on captaincy fear:

Here’s a look at the squads of India and New Zealand for the three-match ODI series:


Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik.

New Zealand:

New Zealand Squad For ODIs: Kane Williamson (Captain), Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Tim Southee


‘Bolne ke baad ..yeh waala dance bhi kiya kya…’ – Fans react as Shikhar Dhawan uses ‘Kaho na pyar hai’ lyrics while answering on captaincy fear