The Indian team suffered an early setback in the third One-Day International against Bangladesh when the veteran opening batter was sent back to the pavilion after yet another low score.
After being caught in front by Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the fifth over of the match, the southpaw had to walk a long distance to the Indian dressing room.
After Litton Das won the toss for the third time in a row in the sereis, the Men in Blue, who were trying to avoid a series whitewash against the hosts, were given the opportunity to bat first.
Ishan Kishan was drafted into the Indian team following Rohit Sharma’s injury in the previous matchup in Dhaka.
However, the fans were once more dissatisfied by Shikhar Dhawan, Kishan’s opening partner, who is currently going through a difficult period.
After a close call of LBW by the third umpire, the veteran cricketer was run out for three runs.
Dhawan’s worst performance in an ODI series to date is the fact that he has failed to reach double figures in the series thanks to the latest setback.
After yet another embarrassing performance from the senior Indian cricketer, Indian fans vented their displeasure via Twitter.
Ishan Kishan, a young, athletic opener, was added to India’s starting eleven to take the place of Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, who was injured.
India made two other changes. Kuldeep Yadav, a left-arm wrist spinner, was also added to the team in place of Deepak Chahar, who didn’t play all of his overs in the previous match.
For the third and final ODI
KL Rahul, Rohit’s deputy in the ongoing limited-overs series, was given the reins.
Rohit’s participation in the upcoming Test series against the hosts is also in question because his thumb injury got worse in the second one-day international, when he tried to bat aggressively but in vain.
On December 10, Shikhar Dhawan was run out for just three out of eight balls in the third one-day international against Bangladesh.
Mehidy Hasan, an offspinner, had already dismissed him twice in the series.
Mehidy struck with the first ball he bowled in the current match at Chattogram, constricting Dhawan’s space around the wicket.
The fielders were persuaded that the ball had struck the pad first despite the southpaw’s efforts to defend the delivery, which produced two sounds.
Bangladesh requested a replay, and the replays showed that the ball had in fact struck the pad first, despite the on-field umpire’s ruling that Dhawan was not out.
Shikhar Dhawan was forced to leave due to yet another low score because ball tracking revealed three reds.
Dhawan’s performance in the series, where he scored just 18 runs off 35 balls in three matches, disappointed Twitter followers.
Additionally, some believe that this may be his last ODI for India. They all wrote:
“It was an exceptional career, and we may have seen the last of Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs,”