IPL 2023: Indian Premier League franchise Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan has given an interview before IPL 2023, in which he has given an interview regarding the opener spot in the Indian cricket team. It has been said. During this, he told that if he was a selector, he would have definitely given a chance to Shubman Gill. At the same time, Shikhar and Gill are going to be face to face in IPL 2023. Because Gill is about to open the innings for Gujarat Giants. In this season, PBKS will play its first match against Kolkata Knight Riders (PBKS vs KKR 2023). Stay connected with mpanda.In for all the latest cricket news.
Let us tell you that recently in one of his interviews, Shikhar had talked about the selection in Team India. During that, Dhawan said that the selectors, captain and coach took a decision and they chose Gill over me. Although if I were the selector, I would have picked him over myself. He said that “If I was a selector, I would definitely give Shubman a chance. Shubman would have been chosen over the peak.
Shikhar said in his interview that “I think the way Shubman is playing like he is doing well in Test and T20 and he is playing more matches in the international circuit and I am not able to play”. While talking about Ishan Kishan’s double century as an opener, Dhawan said that “When Ishan Kishan scored a double century against Bangladesh, for a moment I felt that I might be out of the team.”
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Apart from this, Shikhar said that “He has the full support of Captain Rohit Sharma and Coach Rahul Dravid. The cricketer said that he was dropped after a dip in form. When Rohit took over the captaincy, he along with Rahul Dravid supported me a lot. He told me that he wants me to focus on my cricket and my focus should be on the next World Cup. But 2022 was great for me. I was doing consistently well in ODIs. But there is a young player who is doing well in two formats, and when my form dropped in a series or two, they gave Shubman a chance and he lived up to their expectations.
He further said that “This is not a new thing in cricket. Or has it just happened to me. Others have also met the same fate. There are times when you play well throughout the year and then your form drops for a month or two and sometimes it becomes bigger than your performance for the whole year. When a captain, coach and selectors take a decision, they put a lot of thought into it.
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