Shikhar Dhawan speaks up on exclusion from T20 World Cup squad for the first time

Indian opener and left handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the key openers for India all these years. He has impressed all with his performances especially in ICC events. Dhawan was also named the Man of the tournament in 2013 Champions Trophy which India won.However, the Southpaw was dropped from the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2021.

There has been no reason why the left hander was excluded from the marquee event. Ishan Kishan, the young Indian left-hander was given preference over him. Dhawan is now representing PBKS in the ongoing IPL. He has been performing impressively with the bat with some crucial knocks for his team.He has managed to score 421 runs in the span of just 13 outings.

Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan has opened up about his exclusion from the T-20 World Cup in an interview with NDTV sports.

During a recent chat with NDTV, Shikhar Dhawan said, “For the T20 world cup, they thought the (chosen) players were better than me and fair enough. Whatever decision selectors make, I respect that. That happens in life. You accept it and keep doing your job. I only focus on what is in my control and try to make the most of the opportunities that I get.”

He further added, “I am playing for the next three years at least. I have been batting quite well for the past few years, I am hopeful and positive that the way I am performing, there are many milestones to achieve, My focus is about the journey and not the destination, it is more about how I am refining myself as a cricketer and how consistently am I performing and as a leader, how am I growing.”

It is been predicted that Dhawan is in consideration for the role of Indian captain in the upcoming T-20 series against South Africa as Indian selectors decided to rest some of the main players considering their workload.