Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Photograph Supply: Twitter/BCCI)

Former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar reckons that ODI format fits Shikhar Dhawan the most effective, including that he has been “glorious” in it up to now. He stated that he’s glad the selectors have proven religion in Dhawan and reminded themselves that he’s nonetheless a pressure within the 50-over format.

Manjrekar opined that Dhawan has all the time been “the most effective” in ODIs, including that it’s good to see him again opening with Rohit Sharma. The previous Mumbai batter additionally lauded Dhawan for his health ranges.

“Shikhar Dhawan who’s bought just one format now that he can cling on however curiously proper via his profession, from begin to finish, in case you take a look at his efficiency in 50 overs cricket, it’s all the time been the most effective,” stated Manjrekar throughout Sports18 present Sports activities Over The Prime.

“This can be a format that fits him finest and a format the place he’s been glorious. And I’m so glad that selectors have proven religion in him and reminded themselves that Shikhar Dhawan continues to be a pressure in 50 overs cricket. So good to see them on the high,” added Manjrekar.

Dhawan’s graph has gone up with the age: Sanjay Manjrekar

Dhawan final performed a T20I in 2021 and a Check in 2018. He presently options solely in ODIs for India and has performed 5 ODIs in 2022, scoring 210 runs at a mean of 52.50 with two fifties. He additionally averaged over 50 within the foramt in 2020 and 2021.

“I’m glad that Dhawan bought this innings collectively and I hope he retains on getting this sort of innings collectively as a result of Rohit Sharma will likely be round. He’s enjoying, you realize, all of the codecs and the left-hand, right-hand mixture on the high, I believe it’ll be okay.

“And in case you take a look at Dhawan’s health, he doesn’t look his age on the sphere and it’s one thing that he cares lots about ensuring that he’s match and advantageous and simply pure batting. For those who take a look at his efficiency within the home leagues though the T20 league, I believe his batting has gone up like this, the graph has gone up with the age as nicely,” defined Manjrekar.

Dhawan is presently part of the Indian squad in England and scored an unbeaten 31 off 54 within the 10-wicket victory within the first ODI at The Oval on July 12.