Shikhar Dhawan’s return to the Indian team difficult
Dhawan has scored 10867 runs in international cricket
Shikhar Dhawan is an experienced batsman of the Indian team.
New Delhi. To secure a place in the Indian team, there is a competition between experienced and young players like these days. Firstly, Ishan Kishan showed by playing a double century innings that he really deserves the blue jersey. After this, young Shubman Gill has also shown that he is no less than anyone by playing a double century against New Zealand in Hyderabad.
Amidst the ongoing competition for every spot in the team, even the experienced players have to perform consistently. If he is not able to survive in this competition, then it has become very difficult for him to remain in the team. Something similar has happened with former veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan. Despite his consistent performance, he is running out of the team because of young players, and it is difficult to say that he can get a chance in the Indian team again.
Dhawan’s name recorded 10867 runs in international cricket:
Shikhar Dhawan’s career was very bright in blue jersey. He scored 10867 runs in 288 innings playing 269 international matches for the team. Meanwhile, 24 centuries and 55 fifties came out of his bat. Dhawan has 2315 runs in Test cricket, 6793 runs in ODIs and 1759 runs in T20 International cricket.
Dhawan’s growing age became a problem:
Shikhar Dhawan’s current age is 37 years. The selectors want to prepare young players for the Indian team in time. Perhaps this is the reason why Dhawan is now being kept out of the Indian team. At the same time, young players like Gill and Kishan are constantly being given opportunities in the team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 14:56 IST