“Should we go back to Shikhar Dhawan….” R. Ashwin Noteworthy Suggestion For Indian Team Selectors

In the limited-over format, India’s rising opening pair Ishan Kishan and Shubhman Gill has sidelined the veteran batter Shikhar Dhawan’s place in the playing XI. Ishan’s double hundred knocks against Bangladesh in ODI’s made his place in the playing XI, and Shubhman’s splendid performance in the recent time in the ODI is incredible. But recently, the way both the batters are performing in the T20 format wasn’t good, and they failed two times in a row in the ongoing series.

Looking at this, India’s all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has shared his thoughts on his YouTube channel. The Indian all-rounder stated that men in blue have solid top-order batters. He praised the Stalwart Shikhar Dhawan in the white-ball cricket.

“Only when the Top 3 failed, we had problems in the past. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli. We talk a lot about Rohit and Kohli, but Dhawan is a stalwart. He was silently doing his job. Will his place be a big void to fill for Team India?” Ashwin said.

The Indian team selectors dropped Shikhar Dhawan after his poor performance in the ODI series. But this time, Ashwin came with a noteworthy comment. He explained that Indian selectors should think about this whether they want to groom Ishan Kishan or they want an experienced player.

“Should we go back to Shikhar Dhawan, or should we groom Ishan Kishan, who has just scored a double hundred? Instead of backing a player based on one huge score, we should see what the team requires. Which character will deliver under pressure? Which character will serve us for a long time?” Ashwin continued.

Further, Ashwin added that Ishan scored a double century, although he couldn’t make a place in the playing XI in the next series. Because Gill showed remarkable performance in every ODI series, and skipper Rohit Sharma is in good form.

“Ishan Kishan was dropped after a double hundred, but Team India has seen Shubman Gill’s run in the past. He has scored big runs and has been the most consistent batter for the team over a period of time. He also plays slog and traditional sweep and can cut and pull pacers. Smart batting, quality batting, and acceleration towards the end. He accelerated beautifully in the last four overs and hit that 200 in the Hyderabad ODI,” Ashwin added.

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