I would have selected Shubman over me, says Shikhar Dhawan

Indian star opener Shikhar Dhawan said if he was the selector of the Indian side, he would have picked Shubman Gill over himself as an opener in ODI’s and also said he felt he could be out of the team after Ishan Kishan slammed a double ton against Bangladesh.
Speaking to Aaj Tak Dhawan said, “If I was the selector then definitely would have given the chance to Shubman. Would have selected Shubman over Shikhar.”
“I feel the way Shubman is (playing at the moment). Like he was playing two formats and performing well in Tests and T20s. He was playing more matches in the international circuit and I wasn’t.” he added.

Ishan Kishan scored a double ton in December as an opener against Bangladesh speaking of it Dhawan said, “When Ishan Kishan slammed a double century against Bangladesh, then for a moment I thought I could be out of the team.”
The southpaw also said that he had the full backing of captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid and he was dropped after his form hit a dip. “When Rohit took over the captaincy he, along with Rahul Dravid backed me enough. They told me they wanted me to focus on my cricket and that my vision should be the next World Cup,” he said.
“2022 was very good for me, I was consent in ODIs. But there is this young guy who has been doing well in two formats, and when my form dipped in a series or two then they gave a chance to Shubman and he has lived up to their expectations.

“This is not something new in cricket. Or this happened just with me, plenty others have met with same fate. There are times when you play well throughout the year and then your form drops for one month or two, sometimes that becomes bigger than your performance throughout the year. When a captain, coach and selector take a decision they put plenty of thoughts into it,” said Dhawan.

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