He doesn’t get the respect he deserves: Ravi Shastri on Shikhar Dhawan Pipa News

He doesn’t get the respect he deserves: Ravi Shastri on Shikhar Dhawan

Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan “doesn’t get the appreciation he deserves” despite doing well as both a player and captain, feels former India coach Ravi Shastri, who focuses too much on batsmen like Virat Kohli. “.

Leading the Indian team in the three-match ODI series in New Zealand, Dhawan led from the front as an opener on Friday, hitting 72 off 77 balls in the top order while adding 124 runs for the first wicket with Shubman Gill. Played fluent innings. ,

Impressed by the left-handed batsman’s effort, Shastri said on broadcaster Prime Video, “He is very experienced.” He didn’t get the respect he deserves.”

“To be honest, most of the spotlight is on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. But when you look at his one-day cricket record, and you look at some of the innings that he has played against top teams in big matches, it is an outstanding record.” Shastri, during whose coaching tenure Dhawan played in the national team, said the 36-year-old opener has all the shots to succeed against quality fast bowlers.

“The left-hander at the top makes a lot of difference. A natural stroke player, he has all the shots to counter top-class fast bowling, pulls, cuts and drives. He likes when the ball is coming onto the bat and I think his experience will come in handy here.

Shastri, who called Dhawan a gun player at the beginning of the year, said, “There are a lot of talented young players here, but I think their experience in this format of the game will matter.”

During his stay in the middle at Eden Park, Dhawan, who has scored over 6500 runs in ODIs, found the fence 13 times and looked good for more before hitting one over straight point.

This is not the first time that Dhawan has donned the captaincy hat as he has led the second-class Indian team in the past and has won ODIs against Sri Lanka (2-1), South Africa (2-1) and West Indies (2-1). Have enjoyed good results against. 3-0).

Dhawan was recently handed over the captaincy of the IPL team Punjab Kings, who are struggling to make the play-offs.

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