If I was also a selector, I would have chosen Gill instead of myself.. Why did Dhawan say this?
Gill is doing brilliantly, even if I was a selector, I would have picked him: Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar also said that captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid had supported him earlier. Dhawan said, ‘When Rohit took over the responsibility of captaincy, he and Rahul told me that I should concentrate only on cricket and that should be my target till the next World Cup. The year 2022 was very good for me, I was consistent in ODIs. But this youngster (Gill) was doing well in two formats and when my form dipped in one or two series, he gave Shubman a chance and he lived up to the expectations.
Dhawan out of the scene due to Gill’s performance
It is noteworthy that Shubman Gill has performed tremendously since getting the opening. He is performing brilliantly in all three formats. Due to his performance, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan seems to be out of the scene of his comeback in the team. The pair of Dhawan and Rohit won all the matches for India for a long time. It was believed that Dhawan would be in the World Cup team, but now it does not seem to be happening.
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When Dhawan, who captained Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League, was questioned about Gill, he openly supported the young opener. Even before this, Dhawan has been seen insisting on giving opportunities to the youth. However, despite this, going by his records and performances in the ICC, he is a charismatic batsman. There is a huge fan following which would like to see Dhawan in the World Cup as well.