File picture of Dinesh Karthik© AFP
Veteran India opening batter Shikhar Dhawan had a poor return with the bat in the course of the lately concluded ODI sequence towards Bangladesh. Dhawan managed scores of seven, 8 and three as India misplaced the sequence 1-2. Within the remaining ODI, younger opening batter Ishan Kishan scored the quickest ODI double-century of all time after coming into the aspect to exchange India captain Rohit Sharma, who didn’t play the sport as a result of a thumb harm. Having stated that, India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik, who was not a part of the crew for the sequence, has raised doubts over Dhawan’s future within the ODI crew.
Whereas highlighting the present type of kids like Kishan and Gill, Karthik felt that this might be the top of Dhawan’s ‘superb ODI profession’.
“For Sri Lanka sequence, the place does Dhawan stand? It’s going to be fascinating to see how they will omit Ishan Kishan. Shubman Gill has been doing so properly. If Rohit Sharma is on the market, someone has to overlook out. It may properly be him (Dhawan). That might be a tragic finish to an excellent profession. However some inquiries to reply for the brand new selectors,” Karthik stated throughout a dialogue on Cricbuzz.
With the ODI World Cup set to be held in 2023 in India, Karthik stated that Dhawan may wrestle to get into the taking part in XI.
“Apparently, if Shubman Gill had been a part of the squad, he would have in all probability opened as a result of he has been doing it for a while with aplomb. Ishan Kishan, given a possibility, has taken it with each palms and actually makes it depend. That is going to place Shikhar Dhawan in a repair,” he added.
Dhawan is barely part of India’s ODI setup, having been sidelined in each Assessments and T20Is. He has additionally captained the Indian crew on a number of events within the 50-over format.
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