Kolkata, Sep 30: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was given preference over veteran Gautam Gambhir in the second Test match against New Zealand in Kolkata, but the left-handed batter failed to capitalise his chance.
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At a time when there is stiff competition for the opening slot, Dhawan departed for just 1 run after getting played-on by Matt Henry.
After being dropped for the first Test in Kanpur, Dhawan was under pressure to perform in the second match but failed to do so. (Photo Gallery)
His average in home Tests since his 187 on debut against Australia, hasn't been impressive. In 11 innings since his debut, the Delhi left-hander has aggregated only 207 runs with a highest of 45 not out.
Soon after his dismissal, Dhawan came under sharp criticism on social media. Some even questioned his position in the playing XI.
Here's how Twitterati criticised Dhawan