Star India batsman Shikhar Dhawan faced snub from BCCI selectors after he was dropped from the ODI squad for the Sri Lanka series. The Indian opener already does not feature in the Tests and T20I team for some time and now has lost his place in the fifty-over format. Not to forget, Dhawan recently led India in ODIs in New Zealand, where they lost the series and his batting performance was also not up to the mark. It was followed by a poor show in Bangladesh ODIs as well. Dhawan has been used as captain whenever the KL Rahuls and Rohiy Sharmas have been missing. But he hasn’t had a major impact on the team in the last couple of series.
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The year 2023 is World Cup year. India are hosting the ODI World Cup 2023 and it seems the selectors have moved Dhawan, who is struggling for runs and with so many options emerging out in the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill to pair with captain Rohit at the top.
Dhawan, however, hasn’t given up on all hopes yet. He posted a video on Instagram where he can be seen working hard in nets and working hard on his fitness as well. He wrote that he does not care about wins and losses but working hard.” Gal jeet haar di nahi hundi, Jigrey di hundi hai. courage. Keep working hard and god will take decide your fate),” wrote Dhawan on his Instagram handle with a video he posted of his training.
Check out Dhawan’s reaction after getting dropped from Indian ODI squad below:
India play the Sri Lanka in 3 T20Is and ODIs each. The tour starts with T20Is on January 3 at the Wankhede stadium. The ODI series will start in Guwahati on Janaury 10.