“I Wasn’t Hurt”: Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan was questioned about how he felt about being abruptly relieved of his captaincy for the Zimbabwe series prior to the first ODI match against New Zealand.
The following matchup will be a three-match ODI series between Team India and New Zealand, starting on Friday in Auckland. In Rohit Sharma’s absence, Shikhar Dhawan, a left-handed batter, will captain the team. Dhawan will be the team’s captain for the third time in 2022 after previously doing so for the home ODI series against South Africa and the West Indies ODI series.
It’s important to note that the batter had also been named captain for the Zimbabwe series, but at the last minute, KL Rahul, who had recovered from his injury, returned to the team and was then named captain.
Dhawan was questioned about how it affected him when he was abruptly replaced as the captain for the Zimbabwe series prior to the first One-Day International against New Zealand.
“I was unharmed. I believe that everything that occurs is for the best. The selectors and the team management then gave me the opportunity to be chosen as the captain for the South Africa series. Never do I feel bad,” said Shikhar Dhawan.
Speaking of the 2023 World Cup and how the team might find it difficult with options like himself, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul to open, Dhawan said: “We guys have been performing well for a while. I have to continue performing while talking about myself. I am confident that it will benefit me until the performance. It keeps me alert and hungry at the same time.
Despite the setback to his international career, Dhawan maintained his strong play in the Indian T20 League. Before the 2022 edition, Punjab purchased his services for INR 8.25 crores during the mega auction. Dhawan reached two milestones this season: he played his 200th game in the league and passed Virat Kohli to become the second player to score 6,000 runs in the Indian T20 League.