You have to wait: Shikhar Dhawan bluntly reply to Team India for choosing Rishabh Pant over Sanju Samson.
Shikhar Dhawan said that it is not difficult to be the captain when he is making the strange choices like selecting Rishabh Pant over Sanju Samson.
Rishabh Pant is a proven “match-winner,” according to India’s acting captain Shikhar Dhawan, and as such, he deserves the full support of the team management while he goes through a trying time. Sanju Samson was similarly told by Dhawan to wait for his opportunities.
In the third and final ODI on Wednesday against New Zealand, India was dismissed for 219 after Pant, a left-handed batsman noted for his flamboyance, misplayed a rising delivery to get out for a 16-ball 10.
Dhawan remarked during the post-match chat, “Overall you have to understand the wider picture and who is your match winner. You assess and your decisions are based on that.”
10, 15, 11, 6, 6, 3, 9, 9 and 27 were the scores in Pant’s last nine innings over the two white-ball forms.
Samson, on the other hand, impressed in the recent home ODIs against South Africa and shined in the few opportunities he had. The Kerala stumper was dismissed in the first ODI in Auckland after scoring 36 runs.
Making difficult decisions, like choosing Pant over Samson, is “not difficult,” according to Dhawan.
Sanju Samson has undoubtedly been succeeding in every opportunity that has come his way.
However, there are times when you have to wait for your chances since the other player has performed well and we can see from his (Pant’s) talent that he can win the match. Therefore, you must support him when he is struggling.
Williamson is not shocked
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, and another player said in a joint statement to the media that playing an exceptionally talented side like India is difficult.
The Indian squad and nation are endowed with such quality that, when faced with difficulties, one must consider all available possibilities, according to Williamson.
As a leader, you participate in some decision-making and work to advance the group as a whole, which is sometimes difficult and challenging.
India won the T20 leg 1-0, and the home team won the ODI by a score of the same. With three of the six games in the white-ball series being postponed, rain, however, emerged as the clear victor. The Duckworth/Lewis system was used to decide one game.
It’s difficult because we have no control over the weather, but we do have the ability to discuss our shortcomings and areas for improvement, according to Dhawan.
The main team will now play in Bangladesh, but if one or two go hurt, this experience will come in handy there, giving the young players from this series an opportunity, according to Dhawan, who is also playing in the ODI series under regular skipper Rohit Sharma.