Mumbai: Shikhar Dhawan was in fine form during India's second warm-up match against South Africa.
Though the Men in Blue lost the match in the last over, the left-hander's 73-run knock was the highlight of the home team's innings.
Speaking to reporters after the match, the Delhi batsman said that this knock made him a lot more 'wiser.
There were several other things Dhawan touched up during the media interaction.
Here are the six most important things he said:
On his performance
As (an) individual, it was a good learning for me as I batted till the 15th-16th over, so with my calculation for the next coming games, I will be more better. It was a good learning for me and I got more wiser
On India's loss
Certainly, these are normal things. It does not happen that the best finishers will always guarantee you to complete the task. Everyone gave their best and that's what matters. We were chasing such a big total, and wickets fell early on, after that there was a good partnership and came so close. It was only a matter of two runs. We learnt a lot from this game. What we have leant today, will be implemented in the future.
On expectations of home crowd
We stay close as a family. We'll try to share the burden of expectation as a group and not individuals. We are playing at home and expectations of home crowds will always be there. We are also used to that.
On bowling combinations
We guys were trying combinations, like Bhajji pa (Harbhajan Singh) bowled the first over. I guess that's how we are trying and it's good everyone is getting a game and getting used to the pressure, the wickets.
On depth in bowling and batting department
We have got depth in our side in both batting and bowling. We also have got a very good allrounder in Hardik (Pandya) who is performing. He just came in the side and have been performing from the word go. That is a big positive and we got experience now in our side.
Yuvi pa's (Yuvraj Singh) presence makes huge difference for all youngsters and of course their experience comes in handy. Because of all these reasons, I feel why everyone is rating us the best. We guys have been winning consistently and from those wins we are getting a lot of confidence and we are building our confidence game after game.
On India's first game vs New Zealand
We have earlier played against them. We know the strengths of their particular batsman and bowler. We are ready for the game.