Sanjay Manjrekar, Shikhar Dhawan
Sanjay Manjrekar, Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan, according to former batter Sanjay Manjrekar, is best suited for ODI cricket, and the national selectors did well by placing their trust in the left-handed hitter. At The Oval on Tuesday, July 12, the Men in Blue overcame England by 10 wickets thanks in large part to Shikhar Dhawan’s undefeated 114-run stand with Rohit Sharma.

The last few months have seen Dhawan come and go from the team, but Manjrekar claimed that the southpaw has a lot to contribute in the 50-over format.

Shikhar Dhawan, Indian Player
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twitter)

ODI Cricket Suits Shikhar Dhawan The Best: Sanjay Manjrekar

“Shikhar Dhawan, who’s got only one format now that he can cling on but interestingly, right through his career, from start to end, if you look at his performance in 50 overs cricket, it’s always been the best. This is a format that suits him best and a format where he’s been excellent.

“And I’m so glad that the selectors have shown faith in him and reminded themselves that Shikhar Dhawan is still a force in 50 overs cricket. So brilliant to see them at the top,” Manjrekar was quoted as saying on SPORTS18.

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Getty)

“I’m glad that Dhawan got that innings together and I hope he keeps on getting these kinds of innings together because Rohit Sharma will be around. He’s playing, you know, all the formats and the left-hand, right-hand combination at the top, I think it’ll be okay, and if you look at Dhawan’s fitness, he doesn’t look his age on the field and it’s something that he cares a lot about making sure that he’s fit and fine and just pure batting. If you look at his performance in the domestic leagues although, in the T20 league, I think his batting has gone up like this, the graph has gone up with the age as well,” Manjrekar added.

Dhawan has played 150 ODIs for India and has scored 6315 runs.

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