Veteran Indian batter Shikhar Dhawan expressed he would pick Shubman Gill over himself if he was the selector. The Punjab Kings captain was speaking in a recent interview with Aaj Tak, where he discussed many aspects of his personal life and cricketing career.
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Gill has been in incredible form throughout 2023 and has emerged as one of India’s best players in all three formats. The Gujarat Titans star scored an ODI double ton against New Zealand and a century against Australia in the drawn fourth Test at Ahmedabad.
Hence, when asked if Dhawan would pick Shubman over himself, the 37-year-old said, "I feel the way Shubman is (playing). Like he was playing two formats and performing well in Tests and T20s. He was playing more matches in the international circuit and I wasn't... If I were the selector then definitely would have given the chance to Shubman. Would have selected Shubman over Shikhar."
Further in the interview, Dhawan was asked about his place in the Indian team as he hasn’t been part of the side since the ODI series against Bangladesh. In reply to this question, Dhawan spoke about how these highs and lows are part of the game as one’s opportunities could dry up based on one poor series.
He said, "This is not something new in cricket. Or this happened just with me, plenty of others have met with the same fate. There are times when you play well throughout the year and then your form drops for one month or two, sometimes that becomes bigger than your performance throughout the year. When a captain, coach, and selector take a decision they put plenty of thoughts into it.”
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