New Delhi: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan hasn't been able to establish himself as a reliable top order batsman in Test format. Following injury to KL Rahul, the left-handed batsman was named in the final XI by Virat Kohli for the second Test against New Zealand at Eden Gardens.
With an in-form Gautam Gambhir being snubbed for Dhawan, Kohli was hoping for a much better performance from his opener but things didn't go as planned.
New Zealand's Matt Henry picked up his first wicket of the day in the very first over itself with Dhawan directing the ball towards his own stumps following an inside edge.
The Delhi batsman was out for just 1 run and twitter couldn't resist aiming a dig at him.
Have a feeling M S Dhoni will Score big at BO aswell.. Best wishes to the film n the team.
— Jeet (@jeet30) September 30, 2016
Not watching test match...but I'm 200% sure why Shikhar Dhawan is trending!!
— Gauresh Mahadik (@Gaureshsm53) September 30, 2016
A biopic on Shikhar Dhawan will just be a montage of him wearing pads, going to the field and coming back immediately, played in a loop.
— Dev Ashish Pati (@LuckyDebashish) September 30, 2016
Shikhar Dhawan should be the
next brand ambassador of
Maggi noodles because 2 mins
that's how much time he
spends at the crease.
— zoy_pal (@zoy_pal) September 30, 2016
Why the hell you would play an out of form Shikhar Dhawan instead of in form Gautam Gambhir ?? Obviously politics. Feel bad for GG.
— Funnily Serious (@notionalview) September 30, 2016
Surgical attack on Dhawan's stumps.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) September 30, 2016
Oh no!!! Dhawan missed his century by 99 runs!!! How mean!! #Copied
— Gautian Sreeja Roy (@Roysreeja8) September 30, 2016
Indian fans reaction... when they came to know Shikhar Dhawan will play and not Gautam Gambhir pic.twitter.com/d9MsdAehuV
— rohit jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) September 30, 2016