India will play a three-game ODI series against Zimbabwe from 18th August. It will be right before the Asia Cup begins on 27th August. Both the countries have announced their squad for the series in Harare. The BCCI had named the team a month ago were Shikhar Dhawan was going to lead the team.
In the recently updated team, Shikhar Dhawan will be replaced by KL Rahul as the captain. He will become the captain of the Indian team in the Zimbabwe series. KL Rahul was named earlier, he suffered from an injury. Now fit and back in his grove, he rejoined the squad. Ex-India batsman Mohammad Kaif was very displeased about the replacement of Shikhar with Rahul.
“The situation could have been avoided. You have asked a valid question. There might be a miscommunication, and the report of KL Rahul might have come late. He is going there for the Asia Cup, but he would have needed match practice before that. Somewhere, there might have been a miscommunication. If Shikhar Dhawan was announced as the captain, so the team could have played under him, it would not have made any difference.” Kaif replied to interview questions asked by NDTV during a media interaction proposed by Sony Sports Network.
“Not Right”: Ex-India Batsman on KL Rahul Replacing Shikhar Dhawan as Captain for Zimbabwe Series
He also said, “Currently, it is a different era now. You go as the net-bowler and then you end up playing Tests, and you make your debut. In COVID times, there have been certain changes. But you are right, I completely agree with your question, that if you have announced someone as captain, then the communication could have been better and people would not get the chance to question the call. It is not nice for Shikhar, as a player, he is very chilled out, he will not care but it is not right for Shikhar Dhawan.”
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