‘This Is Going To Put Shikhar Dhawan In A Fix’

New Delhi: India’s stylish batter Ishan Kishan scored a brilliant double-century against Bangladesh in the third ODI. Post that Dinesh Karthik stated that after Kishan’s double century, Shikhar Dhawan’s place in the Indian team is “in a fix”.

“For Sri Lanka series, where does Dhawan stand? It is going to be interesting to see how they are going to leave out Ishan Kishan. Shubman Gill has been doing so well. If Rohit Sharma is available, somebody has to miss out. It could well be him (Dhawan). That could be a sad end to a glorious career. But some questions to answer for the new selectors,” Karthik told Cricbuzz.

“Interestingly, if Shubman Gill had been part of the squad, he would have probably opened because he has been doing it for some time with aplomb. Ishan Kishan, given an opportunity, has taken it with both hands. This is going to put Shikhar Dhawan in a fix,” he said.

“It’s very nice to see someone coming out and being honest with the fact that, ‘you know what, I could have got a 300 if I had batted, but it didn’t happen’.

“Also shows his hunger. He has been walking that thin line with a few of the keepers being part of it and hence not getting that opportunity. Now, he has pushed that door and said, ‘I am ready. Are you going to look at me?’”

The Men in Blue outplayed the Bangla Tigers by 227 runs in the third and final ODI at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. However, Bangladesh won the series by 2-1. 

India batted first and Ishan Kishan was asked to play in place of the injured Rohit Sharma and he smashed 210 off 131 balls with the help of 24 fours and 10 maximums. It was the fastest double century in ODI cricket here at Chattogram.