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Ravi Shastri On Shikhar Dhawan: ‘Because of Kohli-Rohit, he…’, former Team India coach Ravi Shastri’s big statement about Shikhar Dhawan tsp

Shikhar Dhawan is captaining Team India in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. Under the captaincy of Dhawan, the Indian team may have had to face defeat in the first match of the series, but the performance of this experienced opener was excellent. Shikhar Dhawan, who is going to turn 37 next month, scored an innings of 72 off 77 balls which included 13 fours in the Auckland ODI. During this, Dhawan had an excellent partnership with the second opener Shubman Gill for the first wicket.

Now former Team India coach Ravi Shastri has given a big statement regarding Shikhar Dhawan. Ravi Shastri believes that Shikhar Dhawan does not get the praise he deserves as a batsman or captain. Ravi Shastri told the reason behind this to players like Virat Kohli and captain Rohit Sharma, on whom everyone’s attention remains.

He doesn’t get that appreciation: Shastri

Ravi Shastri told Prime Video, the official broadcaster of the India-New Zealand series, ‘Dhawan is very experienced. He doesn’t get the appreciation he deserves. To be honest, most of the spotlight is on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. But when you look at Dhawan’s ODI cricket record, look at some of the innings that he has played against top teams in big matches, it looks great.

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Ravi Shastri believes Shikhar Dhawan has all the shots to succeed against fast bowlers. Shastri said, ‘A left-handed batsman at the top makes a lot of difference. He is a natural stroke player and has all the shots to play pulls, cuts and drives against a top-class bowling unit. He likes the ball. The ball is coming on the bat and I think his experience will come in handy in New Zealand.

Dhawan has already captained Team India

Shastri, who called Dhawan a gun player earlier this year, said, ‘There are many talented youngsters but I think their experience in the ODI format will matter. This is not the first time that Dhawan is captaining the Indian team. He has led the second-class Indian team in the past and achieved good results. Under Dhawan’s captaincy, India won against Sri Lanka (2-1), South Africa (2-1) and West Indies (3-0). Dhawan was recently handed over the captaincy of the IPL team Punjab Kings, which is yet to win the title.

More than 10 thousand runs in the name of Dhawan

Now Dhawan is limited to ODI International only. Shikhar Dhawan made his international debut in the year 2010 against Australia in ODIs. Dhawan has so far participated in 34 Tests, 162 ODIs and 68 T20 Internationals. During this, a total of 10818 runs have come out of his bat, which included 24 centuries and 55 half-centuries.

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