India’s veteran cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is not part of the team’s plans in the shortest format of the game. The experienced player was not even considered for selection for the T20 World Cup 2022.
However, he has been actively plying his trade for India in One-Day Internationals. In Rohit Sharma’s absence, Shikhar Dhawan has led the young Indian cricket team from the front for some important assignments.
Dhawan has been one of the integral members for Team India as far as the ICC events are concerned. Unfortunately, he didn’t get selected for the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022.
The experienced southpaw’s last T20I came against Sri Lanka in 2021. Since then, he didn’t play more T20Is for India as he was busy focusing on the 50-over format.
Shikhar Dhawan dropped from T20Is because he couldn’t play aggressively
The Indian selectors didn’t pick Shikhar Dhawan in the shortest format of the game because he couldn’t attain the ultra-aggressive approach. However, the Indian openers in the ongoing T20 World Cup hardly made their presence count at the crease.
The likes of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were inconsistent in the tournament. While KL Rahul scored two fifties, Rohit Sharma scored just one half-century to his name. Both of them failed to up their ante in the second semi-final clash against England cricket team.
While Dhawan was not picked in T20Is for not retaining the aggressive approach, the top 3 batters of the Indian cricket team failed to do justice to their batting attack as they batted at a strike rate of 100 in their first 25 balls against England. Jos Buttler and Co beat India by 10 wickets and cruised into the final.
India (Playing XI):
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
England (Playing XI):
Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid
@SDhawan25 is 10 times better batsman than @klrahul https://t.co/csc3mv6QpJ
— Vipralav (@SinghVpr) November 10, 2022Advertisement
Dragging VK here is a foolishness of highest order when the openers have ben the problem always. Kohli has been given the role of anchor and he played it perfectly https://t.co/2WxLUZiXtcAdvertisement
— Mridu ⚯͛ (@mj_aIways) November 10, 2022
BCCI mein bhedbhav chalta hai sirf Apne chaheton Kothi Mein Jagah milati hai https://t.co/v8JqUCdDXb
— Hari Suda (@HariSuda4) November 10, 2022Advertisement
dont you fucking dare point the finger at virat. if it wasn’t for him, this shitty ass team wouldnt have been in the semis https://t.co/0p1MJwtIN5Advertisement
— . (@kohoeli) November 10, 2022
He was india's x-factor in icc events..but kl rahul ipl m itna run mara ki sab rahul rahul japne lage 😂 https://t.co/5LKu2iJjAg
— 🅼🆁.🅷🆄🅽🆃 😎 (@TCF_Tweets) November 10, 2022Advertisement
In India star culture is destroying everything, BCCI only cares about money .Timid people timid approach https://t.co/SFeWNFmwJYAdvertisement
— Amarprem ❤️ (@Amarprema2) November 10, 2022
I agree, Kohli and Rohit should bat like they did in 2016 and 2019 respectively if they want to continue in T20Is https://t.co/J0AoVEa1Id
— Ananth L Upadhyaya (@iAnanthUpadhya) November 10, 2022Advertisement
Repeat the same about VK when the openers survive the power play with 50+ score on the board https://t.co/wqGCJt7mj6Advertisement
— Chandrahas (@chandrahas21) November 10, 2022
In all seriousness, I would not drop Dhawan from any format of the game…he is an absolute gun! @SDhawan25 https://t.co/2XphDCJ2oO
— SJ (@qbaldrunner) November 10, 2022Advertisement
There was so much talk of playing cricket freely after the last WC. What happened to that??? How many batters were changed. https://t.co/saNMQcxkkNAdvertisement
— Rishabh 🇮🇳 (@rvrishabh0306) November 10, 2022
Dawan is my personal choice over KL Rahul. https://t.co/3chlAQkZHY
— Mani (@manikanta_ac) November 10, 2022Advertisement
Shikhar being dropped was purely BCCI politics. No other reason to drop him. He should never have been dropped. https://t.co/jscMlxKRwtAdvertisement
— arj (@hooparj) November 10, 2022