The injuries of Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar joined hands with the exploits of Shivam Dube for India A to give all-rounder the needed limelight for selection in the national team. However, it hasn’t been a great journey for him as far as International cricket is concerned.
Apart from a delightful half-century against West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram T20I, Dube has failed to impress both with willow and leather. In the 13 T20I games, he averages 17.50 with bat and 43.20 with ball. Even his solitary ODI game didn’t fetch him anything impressive. As a result, fans demanded the reinstallation of Hardik Pandya to improve the balance of the Indian side.
Therefore, the six-hitting sensation recently discussed his comparisons with Hardik. Dube believes that he isn’t in competition with Hardik as well as the other all-rounder as everyone’s aim is to make India win. Hence, the 26-year old added that his complete focus lies on honing his skills and help the blue team win matches whenever he gets an opportunity.