My job is to make runs, rest up to the selectors: Dhawan on opening spot competition

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan said he will give it his all to secure a spot in the squad for the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia.

Shikhar Dhawan said it’s good that India have competition for slots in the team and said selection is not in his hands but his job is to work hard and keep scoring runs whenever he gets opportunities.

“I am aiming for the World Cup, I am preparing for it. I am working on my fitness. I know whenever an opportunity comes, I should be ready to play. Team selection is not my hands. I want to perform. Over the last 1 year, it’s been about getting injured and making comebacks for me. It’s part and parcel of the game,” Shikhar Dhawan told Irfan Pathan during an Instagram live session.

“My job is to make runs. I think in the last series, I made a fifty after a long time. But before that, I kept making 30s and 40s. Of course, I should be a good impactful player who can give a good start to my team and take my innings forward from there. That’s the role I will play for my team.”

Shikhar Dhawan has been in and out of the team due to injury concerns over the last 12 months. The left-handed opener has certainly fallen down the pecking order in T20I cricket due to KL Rahul’s fine run in the shortest format of the game.

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