India's limited-overs opener Shikhar Dhawan, who was dropped from the Test side in 2018, is eyeing to make a comeback to the side and has vowed to improve his game by playing in domestic tournaments. After a disastrous tour of England in 2018, Shikhar Dhawan was left out of the Test side and has not managed to make it back to the team yet. Although his name remains fixed as an opener for the limited-overs formats of the game, the left-handed opener wants to be back in the Test side as he loves the longer format of the game. At the moment, Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma look like they have cemented their place in the test squad with impressive performances against West Indies and South Africa.
Speaking to a news agency, Shikhar Dhawan said that he was always on for Test cricket and that he will be grabbing the opportunities in the domestic cricket tournaments such as the Ranji Trophy to improve his chances. Reiterating his aim to be back on the Test side, Shikhar Dhawan said that he would be playing domestic cricket when he will not be playing for India in any of the three formats. Talking about missing out from the Test side playing Bangladesh, Shikhar Dhawan said that he had no regrets for doing so but revealed that he had accepted it and was working hard to come back strongly.
Speaking to a news agency, Shikhar Dhawan threw his weight behind young Pant and said that he should refrain from reading or listening to what was being written or broadcasted about him. Shikhar Dhawan suggested that Pant should stop paying attention to the critics as it would be registered in his mind and that is the reason why he himself had stopped reading or seeing news about him. Recollecting his own days when he began playing, Shikhar Dhawan said that he had learnt that it was a journey and that he had also seen the same critics during the beginning of his career. Shikhar Dhawan backed Rishabh Pant and said that he believed that the young lad could do wonders for the team.