Shikhar Dhawan with his son Zoravar.©Instagram
Shikhar Dhawan is currently enjoying a break from his busy cricketing schedule. Playing for the Punjab Kings in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), the left-handed fly-half scored 460 runs in 14 games to finish as the franchise cricket league’s eighth-highest scorer. He had an average of 38.33 and a strike rate of 122.66. However, he didn’t find a place in the Indian squad for the recently concluded South African series. He’s not even part of India’s T20I squad which will play Ireland later this month.
However, Dhawan is making the most of this free time and recently met his son Zoravar.
Watch: Shikhar Dhawan’s adorable video with Zoravar
The southpaw, who last played a T20 International (T20I) in June last year against Sri Lanka, was not part of the 2021 T20 World Cup and was not chosen for the series of 5 matches recently concluded against South Africa or the two-match series against Ireland coming later this month.
While Dhawan has always impressed in the IPL, having also increased his strike rate over the past few years, he has seen Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad move above him in the pecking order among openers, with Rohit Sharma and KL. Rahul always the first choice pair.
Legendary striker Sunil Gavaskar says the fact Dhawan was passed over by series selectors against South Africa and Ireland means he is not in the running for a spot when India choose his T20 World Cup squad.
“No, I don’t see that. If it were to appear, it would have been in this team,” Gavaskar told host broadcaster Star Sports when asked if he saw Dhawan’s name being discussed for the World Cup. T20 world 2022. “Because a lot of guys went to England. It would have been in that team. If he’s not in that team, I don’t see his name in the mix,” Gavaskar said.
The 2022 T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November.
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