Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan posted a video of him batting in the best with a heartfelt caption after his snub from the ODI team for the series against Sri Lanka. He, however, deleted the post minutes after posting it.
Shikhar Dhawan dropped from the Indian ODI side for the series against Sri Lanka
It seems that we have seen the end of the Shikhar Dhawan in the ODIs. The southpaw was dropped from the Indian squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka, which will take place between the 10th to 15th January.
Dhawan was under the firing line for his consistent failures batting at the top of the order of late. Not only the runs dried up for him but also batted with a poor strike rate.
The series against Bangladesh was dreadful for him as failed in all three games and registered low strings of scores 7,8 and 3 in the three matches. He has been poor in the format this year as well as in 22 ODIs he has 688 runs at an avg of 34.4 and an SR of 74.21 with a dot ball percentage of 60. His average in powerplay overs 1-10 also has been underwhelming at 32.9 and his strike rate is just 66.9 this year.
Also with Shubman Gill consistently scoring runs with the pace at the top and Ishan Kishan making his case strong with the fastest double century in ODIs, clouds are really hovering over the place of Dhawan in the team.
Many expected governing body to give one final chance to Dhawan, considering the stalwart he has been for India particularly in ODIs for the last 9-10 years. But this wasn’t the case as he was omitted from the squad without even a word on him.
Shikhar Dhawan shares emotional post after his snub; deletes it minutes after posting
After getting dropped from the team, Dhawan took to his Instagram account and posted a video of him batting in the nets. However, what caught the attention of many was his caption which read, “Gal jeet haar di nahi hundi, Jigrey di hundi hai. Kam kari chalo baaki hamesha Rabb di rza ch raho. (It is not about winning or losing, but about courage. We should do our work and leave the rest in God’s hands.)”
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He however, deleted the post but many praised the Delhi batter for his positive frame of mind and urged him to make a staggering comeback.