‘Anything for my country,’ Shikhar Dhawan ready to vacate opener’s slot

India vs Australia: India opener Shikhar Dhawan said he is ready to bat at No.3 and let KL Rahul open the innings if the team management wants him to do so in the remaining 2 ODIs against Australia.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday said he is ready to bat anywhere for the country in the remaining two ODIs against Australia. Dhawan, who returned to India’s ODI side after an injury lay-off, was India’s top-scorer in the 1st ODI against Australia in which India suffered a 10-wicket drubbing after a gap of 15 years. India’s decision to play both Dhawan and Rahul in the XI and demote Kohli to No.4 met with a lot of criticism from former cricketers from both India and Australia. The likes of VVS Laxman, Matthew Hayden, Murali Kartik believed that Kohli batting at No.4 instead of his preferred No.3 slot was one of the main reasons behind the Indian innings not getting the required momentum in the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. READ MORE …

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