England crushed India by 31 runs in the first Test at Edgbaston on Saturday. India were given a target of 194 but they surrender at 162.
One of the key batsmen who failed to live up to the expectations was Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan.
The left-hander could only manage to score total 39 runs in two innings which included 26 runs in the first innings and 13 in the second.
Dhawan vows to bounce back
The Delhi Batsman took to Instagram for sending heartfelt wishes on friendship day and shared his disappointment over his last performance. In the Instagram post, Dhawan wrote,
“I know that you are all very sad and disappointed with our narrow loss yesterday. I’ve looked into my own performance, the mistakes I made and I’ll come back stronger and wiser in the next game. Thank u for all the love & support.”
In the last match, Dhawan edged out a full pitched delivery outside the off stump giving his wicket to Sam Curran in the first inning and Stuart Broad in the second.
Dhawan’s fielding also raised some questions on him as he dropped the catches of Sam Curran and Adil Rashid in England’s second innings.
Looking into Dhawan’s form, many cricket followers took to Twitter demanding for Dhawan’s exclusion from the first Test.
BCCI has already announced the squad for first three Tests against England but the selectors might be tempted to take some tough calls for the remaining two games.
They also backed for inform Mayank Agarwal to be included in the squad after the Third Test.
In the first Test match, Indian batsmen failed to deliver with their bats as none of the batsmen except Virat Kohli could reach the 50-runs mark.
Squads for the second Test:
Virat Kohli (Captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.
Root (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jamie Porter, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes
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