The veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is currently not in consideration and it will be very tough for the cricketer to make a comeback in the Indian team as Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan strengthen their spots in the Team.
His teammate, Ravichandran Ashwin, has hailed Dhawan and stated that he has always remained a ‘silent’ contributor to Team India’s success in the limited-overs format.
“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?
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 on the basis of 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 asked on his YouTube channel.
“Team India has seen Shubman Gill’s run in the past. He has scored hefty runs and has been the most consistent batter for the team over a period of time. He also plays the slog sweep and the traditional sweep, 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 said.