After scoring double-triple centuries, 3 batsmen are out of the playing XI, now centurion Abhishek Sharma is in danger

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. Will Abhishek Sharma be dropped from the team even after scoring a century? Abhishek, who scored a century in his second international innings, will have to make room for another batsman. This question is being asked the most before the third T20 match between India and Zimbabwe. The third T20 match will be played in Harare today on Wednesday. Both teams are currently tied 1-1 in the 5-match series.

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Abhishek Sharma scored a century in 46 balls against Zimbabwe. After his innings, it was said that this batsman is ready to replace Rohit Sharma. Whether Abhishek Sharma will replace Rohit Sharma or not is a matter of future. At present, his place in the playing eleven is in danger. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson and Shivam Dubey have entered Team India. To make a place for Yashasvi in ​​the playing eleven, captain Shubman Gill will have to either sit Abhishek Sharma or Rituraj Gaikwad out of the top order or rest a middle order batsman.

This is not the first time that a batsman who scores a century is in danger of being dropped from the playing eleven. Ishan Kishan has been dropped after scoring a double century in ODIs before. Cricket lovers would not have forgotten Karun Nair who was dropped after scoring a triple century.

Even an innings of 210 runs could not save his place
Ishan Kishan scored a double century in the ODI match against Bangladesh in December 2022. He scored 210 runs while opening. After this, India played their next match against New Zealand, in which captain Rohit Sharma made a comeback. Ishan Kishan had to sit out of the playing XI for Rohit Sharma. Although captain Rohit Sharma also had the option of excluding Shubman Gill, he thought it right to rest Ishan.

Karun Nair sat out even after scoring 303 runs
Karun Nair was perhaps the first player in the world, not just India, who was dropped from the team even after scoring a triple century. Karun Nair played an innings of 303 runs against England in 2016. Then Nair got a place in the playing eleven due to Ajinkya Rahane being dropped from the team. Rahane was available to play in the next match. After this, captain Virat Kohli dropped Karun Nair and included Ajinkya Rahane in the playing eleven.

The double century proved to be the last innings of his career
Australia's fast bowler Jason Gillespie is also among those players who were dropped from the playing eleven even after scoring a double century. Gillespie came in as a night watchman at number three against Bangladesh in 2006 and scored 201 runs. He also received the Player of the Match award. Despite this, he was dropped from the next match. Not only this, this also proved to be Jason Gillespie's last test. Jason Gillespie is the only night watchman to score a double century.

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