With youngster Shubman Gill taking over the realms of ODI cricket alongside captain and batting mainstay Rohit Sharma, Dhawan’s comeback plans are in a spot of bother
Shikhar Dhawan. Pic/AFP
- Cut to present, Dhawan is yet to play an ODI this year
- Dhawan’s approach towards cricket is based on the old-fashioned principle
- Dhawan made his ODI debut in 2010, after which he accompanied the team
Less than four years ago, when Shikhar Dhawan, seeming to defy mortality, hit his third World Cup century to set up India’s magnificent 36-run victory over the then defending champions Australia, none could dare to look beyond him for the opening setup. This was his 17th overall hundred in the ODI format, and by this time, he had already become a raging white-ball force.