Shikhar Dhawan marked his return to worldwide cricket with the continued England sequence and can proceed to play additional as he’s scheduled to captain the Indian aspect in opposition to the West Indies within the upcoming ODIs. The prolific opening batter obtained praises from former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who believes that Dhawan could make a big contribution to Indian cricket.
Even after some worthy knocks within the Indian Premier League, Dhawan has been out of the T20I image and he’s majorly appeared upon solely within the 50-over format. With the ODI World Cup 2023 approaching subsequent 12 months and India being the host for the occasion, Dhawan would look to retain his place within the squad by showcasing some constant and dependable performances.
“Shikhar Dhawan who’s obtained just one format now that he can cling on however apparently proper by his profession, from begin to finish, for those who have a look at his efficiency in 50 overs cricket, it’s all the time been the very best. It is a format that fits him finest and a format the place he’s been wonderful. And I’m so glad that selectors have proven religion in him and reminded themselves that Shikhar Dhawan continues to be a drive in 50 overs cricket. So sensible to see them on the prime,” Sanjay Manjrekar mentioned on SPORTS18’s every day sports activities information present ‘Sports activities Over The High’.
Whereas Dhawan’s efficiency within the lately concluded second ODI in opposition to England was one thing that may be missed, he supported the skipper Rohit Sharma nicely within the first sport that India received by 10 wickets. Sharma scored many of the runs in India’s 110-run chase, however Dhawan was an incredible support on the sphere and the duo remained unbeaten all through to win the sport for India. Talking of his partnership with Sharma, Manjrekar mentioned:
“I’m glad that Dhawan obtained this innings collectively and I hope he retains on getting these sorts of innings collectively as a result of Rohit Sharma might be round. He’s taking part in, you realize, all of the codecs and the left-hand, right-hand mixture on the prime, I feel it’ll be okay.”
Shikhar Dhawan doesn’t look his age on the sphere: Manjrekar
Dhawan might be turning 37 in six months, however his health and physique don’t make him look any older. Manjrekar additionally talked about that the batter focuses quite a bit on his health so it has a constructive impact on his efficiency with the bat.
“And for those who have a look at Dhawan’s health, he doesn’t look his age on the sphere and it’s one thing that he cares quite a bit about ensuring that he’s match and wonderful and simply pure batting. When you have a look at his efficiency within the home leagues though within the T20 league, I feel his batting has gone up like this, the graph has gone up with the age as nicely,” concluded the previous cricketer.