Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the Indian team management for dropping Shikhar Dhawan from the second Test match against England at Lord's.
Sunil Gavaskar believed that the Shikhar Dhawan was made scapegoat once again, despite scoring more runs than Murali Vijay.
After England had won the toss and opted to field first in the second Test Virat Kohli cited that "We have brought back Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul moves up the order in place of Shikhar Dhawan. Kuldeep Yadav comes in the side for Umesh Yadav purely because the surface is dry. We need an attacking wrist spinner. We have a good balance looking at two spinners, two fast bowlers and a quality all-rounder."
While speaking on Sony's broadcast Sunil Gavaskar cited that "I don't agree with this decision (to drop Shikhar Dhawan). Shikhar Dhawan is always being made the scapegoat. In the last match, he scored more runs than Murali Vijay. It is not right to drop him after every match. If you have to drop him after every match, why do you take him on tour?," as reported in Times Now.
India (Playing XI):
Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
England (Playing XI):
Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson