India vs Australia: Dhawan says it’s unfair to compare Pant with Dhoni after 4th ODI loss


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Opener Shikhar Dhawan defended wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant after India’s four-wicket misfortune against Australia in the fourth ODI on Sunday.

Gasp botched a moderately simple opportunity to stump Ashton Turner for 38 in the 44th over of Australia’s innings on Sunday, permitting the right-hander to go on and play a match-winning thump of 84 not out.

Australia leveled the five-coordinate arrangement with a record pursue of 359 in the fourth ODI, with Turner getting the Player of the Match grant.

The group at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali wasn’t caring to Pant after the missed befuddling, reciting “Dhoni, Dhoni” to rub salt into the 21-year-old’s injuries.

In any case, Dhawan, who scored a vocation best 143 in the match, said that it was out of line to contrast Pant and Dhoni.

“Rishabh is a youthful chap and should be given time,” he said. “Dhoni has played such huge numbers of diversions for India over numerous years so he can’t be contrasted and Rishabh.

“Obviously, had we got the baffling around then, things could’ve turned to support us. It was a decent possibility. However, the amusement disappeared from our hands rapidly after that.”

Dhawan additionally conceded that the Indian group has perused the conditions wrong in the last two rounds of the progressing ODI arrangement against Australia.

“We had expected dew would be a factor in the last diversion and it didn’t come and here, we didn’t expect dew however it came in all respects vigorously,” Dhawan said after the match on Sunday.

At the hurl for the fourth ODI, Indian chief Virat Kohli had said that it was an “easy decision” to bat first. “We are knocking it out of the park first. It would appear that a belter of a pitch. Can’t generally anticipate when the dew is going to come, or if it will come by any means,” he had said.

In the wake of scoring 358, India had believed that there will be weight on Australia yet it ended up being the other route round.

“So obviously, when you put such an aggregate on the board, there’s dependably weight for the opposite side and not our bowlers and we were very in charge till the 38th over. Be that as it may, at that point the ball began coming so pleasantly and you could play any shot on that surface,” Dhawan said.

The dew didn’t enable the conveyances from the spinners to hold the surface.

“As a result of the dew, the ball was not grasping and obviously he (Ashton Turner) played a great thump and removed the diversion from us. Be that as it may, he couldn’t have played those shots had there been no dew,” Dhawan said.

The Indian opener gave new kid on the block Ashton Turner a great deal of credit for completing a far-fetched pursue.

“I would offer credit to him (Turner) for playing with such poise and removing the diversion from us. Every one of his shots were extraordinary, he played actually well,” Dhawan included.


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