Former Indian pacer Doda Ganesh hits out at Indian management for dropping Shikhar Dhawan from Sri Lanka ODIs. He said that the southpaw has won many tournaments for India and it’s unfortunate if his career ends in this fashion.
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.
Doda Ganesh lashes out at team management for dropping Shikhar Dhawan from ODIs
Former Indian pacer Doda Ganesh feels that it’s unfortunate if Dhawan’s career ends in this fashion as he has been a fine ODI batter and won India many games and tournaments. Taking to his Twitter account, he said:
“Does this mean it’s the end of the road for Shikhar Dhawan as an international cricketer? He was a mighty-fine ODI batter and won India many a games and tournaments. It’s really unfortunate if his career ends in this fashion.”
Does this mean it’s the end of the road for Shikhar Dhawan as an international cricketer? He was a mighty-fine ODI batter and won India many a games and tournaments. It’s really unfortunate if his career ends in this fashion #DoddaMathu #CricketTwitterAdvertisement
— Dodda Ganesh | ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ (@doddaganesha) December 27, 2022