IND Vs WI: Brad Hogg Boldly Claims That KL Rahul Has Ended Shikhar Dhawan's T20I Career

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After KL Rahul's 91-run blitzkrieg in the third IND vs WI T20I on December 11, former Australian leg spinner Brad Hogg has expressed a bold view on Twitter.

Written By Mrigank Pandey | Mumbai | Updated On:
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India's series decider at the Wankhede on Wednesday turned into a one-sided affair in the matter of a few overs. Openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma put together a mammoth 135-run stand for the first wicket and laid the foundation for India's comprehensive win. Rahul needed 9 runs in the 20th over of the Indian innings to get to his third T20I hundred when he got out. As the dust from yesterday's win settles and KL Rahul's T20I consistency becomes evident, Team India faces one definite question - Does the T20I team need Shikhar Dhawan?

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Brad Hogg expresses bold thoughts

Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg posted on his social media and lauded India for utilising their pacers well. Hogg also added that KL Rahul's consistent performances in the shortest format might have shut the door for Shikhar Dhawan in T20 International cricket. Ahead of next year's T20 World Cup, India will look to solidify their squad and Rahul's consistency makes him a much better prospect for the opening slot. Shikhar Dhawan has had a very lacklustre run in the T20I format for India and KL Rahul on the other hand has been a fantastic performer. Here is Hogg's tweet.

Dhawan has scored 1504 runs in 57 T20I innings while KL Rahul has scored 1138 runs in just 31 T20I innings.

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KL Rahul leads the way for India

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In the series decider at Mumbai, KL Rahul led the way for the Indians to completely obliterate the Windies bowling. Rahul got out when he was nine runs shy of his third T20I hundred. Rahul made 91 at the top of the order along with Rohit's 71 and Virat's unbeaten 70. India landed at 240/3 and knocked the Windies out of the competition. India won the match by 67 runs and took the series home 2-1.

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