Shikhar Dhawan spoke to NDTV about the future of his Team India.© AFP
Lately, Shikhar Dhawan’s position as an opener in India’s limited border configuration, especially in the T20Is, has not been permanent. The honest hitter did not find a place in the T20 World Cup in India last year. The left-wing has managed to maintain its place in the ODI assembly, but has not appeared in a T20I since July last year. Speaking to NDTV, Dhawan stated that the decision to join the group is up to the selectors. “If you do it right, the doors are always open. It’s up to the call selectors, I’m enjoying my trip. I’ve been doing well and I’m enjoying my cricket,” he said in support of the launch of the Shikhar Dhawan Foundation.
The Punjab Kings (PBKS) cricketer last played in the ODI series against the West Indies in February. India won the series 3-0 at home.
In addition, Dhawan recently tested positive for Covid-19, which also lost an ODI game against the West Indies.
The 36-year-old has represented India in 149 ODIs, registering 6,284 races. In T20Is, Dhawan broke 1759 races in 68 days and 2315 races in 34 races.
Winner of the 2013 Champions Trophy, Dhawan has also played in 192 IPL matches, breaking 5783 races.
For the upcoming IPL 2022 season, Dhawan was bought by PBKS at a mega auction for 8.25 million, including a bidding war with Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC). Last season, he replaced Delhi in the IPL. Dhawan and PBK will launch IPL 2022 campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on March 27 in Mumbai.
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