Sunil Gavaskar Predicts Dhoni- Less Batting Order For Three-Match T20I Series

India is soon to face a three- match series against New Zealand starting on February 6 at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Ahead of the series, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar when asked to predict his batting lineup up till No.7 missed MS Dhoni’s name prior to the suggestion of former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson that the veteran can be given rest in the series.

After a dismal 2018 where Dhoni recorded his worst numbers in ODIs in his 12-year-long career, he burst into the frame with three back-to-back fifties against Australia in 2019. He scored 51, 55 and 87 in the three-match series against Australia to not just earn the Man of the Series award, but also shrug off all questions regarding his World Cup spot. He followed it up with an unbeaten and a gritty 48 in the second ODI against New Zealand. He amassed a total of 242 runs in the five innings in this year recording an astronomical average of 121 which includes three fifties. However, Gavaskar, in conversation with Star Sports, missed out Dhoni’s name in a bid to give him rest before the Australia series kicks off.

Sunil Gavaskar’s batting lineup for T20I series: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya.

Mike Hesson then explained that the T20I series gives a “huge opportunity for Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik to solve those World Cup decisions. We know MS Dhoni is going to be part of World Cup.”

At the end of the discussion, Gavaskar also revealed his prediction for the three-match T20I series – 2-1.

The Men in Blue have played a total of nine T20I games against the Blackcaps winning only two matches. And India managed to win their only T20I series in New Zealand under the captaincy of Dhoni in their 2008/2009 tour recording a whitewash in the two-match contest.

Hisar Teen Girl ‘Shivangi Pathak’ Scales Mount Kilimanjaro

Shivangi Pathak, a 17-year-old girl from a small town Hisar (Haryana), has achieved another milestone successfully by climbing ‘Mount Kilimanjaro’, Africa’s highest point and tallest free-standing mountain in the world that stands at an imposing 5,895m. She has completed her mountain journey from the Marangu route in just three days from 21st July and finished on 24th July, 2018.

Indian women are making country proud all over the world. At the ‘Roof of Africa’, Hisar teen Shivangi has a special message ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, which she wants to share with every Indian to make them aware that nothing is impossible and women can overcome every battle easily with her willpower.

Speaking on her Journey, Ms. Shivangi Pathak (The Eagle of Mountain) said “Women can achieve anything if they desire. There is nothing that Indian Women can’t do. They are not the liability but they are the future of the country. Don’t stop on what you achieved but fight for more”.