The seasoned stars of Indian cricket are steadily falling behind emerging young potential. Except for Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav, no other Indian cricketer—not even Virat Kohli—can take his place in the team for granted. Once the seniors make some crucial career choices, the depth of Indian cricket will facilitate a smooth transfer. Due to the growing strain and rigorous schedule of international cricket, players giving up at least one format threatens to become the standard in the future.

Shikhar Dhawan is one of the older players who is having problems re-entering India’s T20I team. Although the left-handed batsman is still an important part of India’s ODI squads, Dhawan hasn’t participated in any T20Is since his last match in the tournament in July of last year. Dhawan, who has long ago given up on participating in Test matches, is content with the way he is playing his game and isn’t concerned about being left out.

“I’ll be truthful. I don’t feel disappointed. I firmly think that everything has its appointed time, and maybe mine is not. I could be weak in an area where I haven’t had much success. So don’t worry; all that matters is that I tried my best. As long as I am content and happy, that is all I am concerned about. If my name is not called, I won’t face any consequences. I’m in a terrific situation and doing my hardest.” Dhawan had informed Tak.

Dhawan recently participated in the ODI series against England, where he struck a fifty in the first game. He later guided India to a 3-0 series victory against the West Indies, scoring two fifties (97 and 58 from three innings) during that match. In addition, he will lead India in the forthcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe. However, it would be intriguing to watch whether Dhawan will be considered when the selectors gather on Monday to choose the team for the Asia Cup. Dhawan was a major contributor to India’s triumph the last time the Asia Cup was played in 2018, scoring over 320 runs.