Sachin Dhas showcased impressive pull shots during the match, drawing comparisons to Shubman Gill from cricket expert Ian Bishop. While Gill honed his skill on cement pitches, Dhas’ proficiency stems from his back-foot preference and upright stance, indicating a strong trust in bounce.
His technique was refined through rigorous practice sessions with coach Sheikh Azhar and father Sanjay Dhas, using an iron plate at the good-length area.
Sachin Dhas’ ability to handle both pace and spin was evident from early on, but there was a concern about his proficiency against bounce. To address this, his coach Azhar implemented a rigorous training method, using a large iron plate at the good-length area during throw-down sessions.
This helped simulate challenging bounce conditions, initially posing a challenge for Dhas but eventually leading to improvement and mastery over such deliveries.
According to Sachin’s father, Sanjay, Dhas’ innings of 96 in the U19 World Cup semi-final was even more impressive than his century against Nepal. Facing South Africa’s formidable pace attack, Dhas exhibited remarkable composure and shot selection, particularly in partnership with Uday. Despite the match appearing out of reach at one point, Dhas’ resilient batting not only rescued India but also demonstrated his ability to thrive under pressure while maintaining an attacking approach
Sachin Dhas – the promising cricketer