Shikhar Dhawan reveals the secret of being dropped from the captaincy at the last moment during the tour of Zimbabwe
New Delhi : The 3-match ODI series against New Zealand is going to start in Auckland from 25 November. The last match of this series will be played on 30 November. Shikhar Dhawan is in charge of the team as Rohit Sarma is not a part of the squad for this tour.
Earlier, Dhawan had captained the team on the West Indies tour and then when the South African team played before the T20 World Cup, it was also under Dhawan’s leadership. There was one such tour when he was dropped from the captaincy at the last moment and KL Rahul was handed over the reins of the team. At that time there was a lot of discussion about why this was done, but now Shikhar Dhawan has revealed it.
Dhawan’s clarification after being removed from the captaincy
When he was asked about this during the press conference before the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand, he gave a candid answer. Dhawan said that you have asked a good question. I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to lead the team at this stage of my career. This is a challenge for me. We won a good series with a young team. If I talk about the Zimbabwe tour, KL Rahul was the vice-captain of our team, when he came back, I knew he had to go to the Asia Cup. If Rohit gets injured during the Asia Cup, KL might be asked to lead, so I thought it would be better if he practices during the Zimbabwe tour.
He said that I am not hurt by this. I think whenever this happens it is for the best. I was once again given the responsibility of leading the team for the South Africa series. I never felt bad.