“End Of The Road For Shikhar Dhawan?”- Twitter Reacts As Veteran Opener Fails To Find Place In Indian Squad For T20I Series Against South Africa

The BCCI announced a star-studded Indian squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against the South African cricket team. Before the official announcement, reports claimed that Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul will be rested for the series. The report also claimed that either Shikhar Dhawan or Hardik Pandya would lead the Men in Blue against the Proteas.


However, the BCCI has picked both KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant in the team. Rahul is the skipper, with Pant being his deputy. Interestingly, Shikhar Dhawan, who was among the candidates to lead the Indian cricket team, did not find a place in the squad for the 5-match series.

Here is the full squad for the five-match T20I series against the South African cricket team, which will start on June 9:


KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain)(wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Veteran wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik made his comeback along with the Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya, who has had a defining IPL season so far. Interestingly, the likes of Sanju Samson, Krunal Pandya, Sandeep Warrieer, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana,S and Shikhar Dhawan, who played against the Sri Lankan cricket team last year are missing.

Fans react as Shikhar Dhawan is absent from the Indian squad for the T20I series against the South African cricket team

Dhawan has been one of the most consistent performers in the Indian Premier League. Since he is no longer in contention for the red-ball team, fans expected him to be a part of the Indian squad for the T20I series against the South African cricket team.


Here are some of the top Twitter reactions to Dhawan missing out:



Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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