Shikhar Dhawan chances in the squad hang by a thread says Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir belives ODI series in South Africa will be crucial for Shikhar Dhawan’s career in white ball cricket .


The three-match ODI series against the Proteas will provide a great platform for a lot of Indian cricketers. Some young budding talent is part of the team to make a mark in the series against South Africa. while some experienced players are in the hope to perform and book their seats for the 2023 World Cup. It marked the first call up for Venkatesh Iyer and a return for Veteran spinner Ravi Ashwin in the white ball squad after 4 long years, while Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, and Shreyas Iyer are part of the squad.

However, Gautam Gambhir former Indian opener now a commentator considers there is one player among the bunch whose chances of playing for the team is in doubt, it’s Shikhar Dhawan, once a core part of the Indian unit, now only has the ODI squad where the left-handed opener has the chance to fit in.

His place in the Test team was lost quite some time back and he struggled to make the starting eleven of the T20 eleven too after a tough competition by others for the opening spot in the team. despite his good form and consistently scoring a high amount of runs in the IPL. Gambhir feels the three ODI against the Proteas will have a huge impact on Dhawan’s career and decide his fate whether he will be able to continue as the opening partner for the Indian cricket team.

Gambhir is not a believer in age and all that and said the ODI series against South Africa will be a great opportunity for Shikhar Dhawan as reported by TOI.