“Occasionally You Have to Wait”: Shikhar Dhawan’s response to Team India’s decision to select Rishabh Pant over Sanju Samson Shikhar Dhawan stated that it is “not difficult” to take on the role of captain when making difficult decisions, such as selecting Rishabh Pant over Sanju Samson.
On Wednesday, India’s stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan stated that Rishabh Pant is a dependable “match-winner” who needs the full support of the team management during a trying time. Sanju Samson was also asked by Dhawan to wait for opportunities.
The left-handed Pant, who is known for his flamboyance, once again failed when he mistimed a rising delivery to get out for a 16-ball 10 as India lost the third and final ODI against New Zealand here on Wednesday for 219.
“Overall, you must look at the bigger picture and decide who will win your match.”You analyze, and your decisions are based on that,” Dhawan stated during the interaction that followed the match.
In his last nine innings in both white-ball formats, Pant’s scores were 10, 15, 11, 6, 6, 3, 9, 9, and 27.
In contrast, Samson excelled in his few opportunities and performed admirably in the home ODI match against South Africa last month. After scoring 36 runs in the first ODI in Auckland, the Kerala stumper was run out.
Dhawan stated that it is “not difficult” to make difficult decisions, such as selecting Pant over Samson, from the captain’s perspective.
“Of course, Sanju Samson has excelled at every opportunity.
“However, there are times when you have to wait for your chances because the other player has done well and we know from Pant’s skill that he will win the match. Therefore, when he’s not doing well, you must support him.”
Williamson was not surprised when New Zealand captain Kane Williamson told the media that playing a team like India, which has so much talent, is hard.
Williamson stated, “The Indian team and the country are blessed with so much talent that you are sometimes faced with challenges and have to weigh out different options.”
“It’s sometimes difficult, but it’s one of those things. As a pioneer you are important for some independent direction, you attempt to push ahead as an aggregate unit.”
India prevailed 1-0 in the T20 match, while the hosts won the ODI by the same score.
However, in the six-game white-ball series, three games were washed out due to rain. The Duckworth/Lewis method won one match.
It frustrates me. Rain is beyond our reach. However, opportunities arose for us to discuss our shortcomings and areas for growth.”We talk about everything and look at it,” Dhawan said.
“The group holding will be our greatest positive.
In Bangladesh, the main team will now play. However, if any of them get hurt, this experience will be useful.”The young players from this series will get a chance,” Dhawan, who also plays in the ODI series with regular skipper Rohit Sharma, stated.
On December 4, the series premieres.