New Indian Express – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (without cap) had rocked the Proteas with three wickets on the opening day of the first Test (File | AP)

CENTURION: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today questioned India’s team selection for the second cricket Test against South Africa, saying opener Shikhar Dhawan’s “head is always on the chopping board”.

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  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar (without cap) had rocked the Proteas with three wickets on the opening day of the first Test (File | AP)CENTURION: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today questioned India’s team selection for the second cricket Test against South Africa, saying opener Shikhar Dhawan’s “head is always on the chopping board”.
  • India made three changes to their playing XI, with KL Rahul replacing Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma coming in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, whose three-wicket burst in the first morning of the opening Test rocked the hosts.
  • Gavaskar said: “I think Shikhar Dhawan is the ‘Bali ka Bakra’ (scapegoat).
  • “I also don’t understand why Ishant came in for Bhuvneshwar when he had taken three wickets on the opening day at Cape Town.
  • India were thrashed by 72 runs in the first Test against South Africa at Cape Town.


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