India star batsman Shikhar Dhawan has not been called up to the India squad for this year’s tournament. Now, Dhawan commented on the 15-man team selected for the World Cup. Previously, Dhawan was part of Team India at the 2019 World Cup. This time, Shubman Gill was selected as the opener.
Dhawan responded with a tweet to the team. He wrote: “Congratulations to my teammates and friends on being chosen to represent India at the World Cup!” With the prayers and support of 150 million people, you carry our hopes and dreams forward. I hope you bring home the trophy and make us proud!”
Let us tell you that Dhawan was a part of India at the start of the 2019 World Cup but this time it didn’t become part of the team. Dhawan has been running away from the Indian team for a while. So far this year, Dhawan has not played an international match. He played his last game in December 2022 against Bangladesh. Since then, he has been continuously kept away from the team.
Congratulations to my teammates and friends who have been chosen to represent India at the 2023 World Cup tournament! With the prayers and support of 1.5 billion people, you carry our hopes and dreams.
May you take home the trophy 🏆 and make us proud! Do your best, Team India! 🇮🇳… https://t.co/WbVmD0Fsl5
– Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 6, 2023
Dhawan is a player who plays for India in all three formats. To date, he has played 34 Tests, 167 ODIs and 68 T20 Internationals for the team. In 58 innings of the Test, he hit 2,315 runs with a 40.61 average. He scored 7 centuries and 5 half centuries.
In addition, he has 6,793 runs in 164 ODI innings with a 44.11 average. In that time, 17 centuries and 39 half centuries have come out of his racket. At the same time, Dhawan has hit 1,759 runs in 66 innings of T20 International with a 27.29 batting average and a 126.36 batting average while pounding 11 half-centuries out of his racquet.