India and Zimbabwe are all set to lock horns in three one-day internationals.

Shikhar Dhawan, who was set to lead India in Zimbabwe, was demoted to vice-captaincy after KL Rahul was declared fit and added to the squad. Former cricketer Saba Karim is unhappy with the move and felt that Shikhar Dhawan should have been treated respectfully by the BCCI.

He said that making KL Rahul captain or vice-captain wasn’t necessary because he is returning after a long injury layoff.

“KL Rahul should have played the series only as a player. He is coming back after a long break. Making him a captain or vice-captain is not that important. Shikhar Dhawan should have continued as a skipper as he deserves respect and importance.”

Karim further added that Dhawan led by example in the West Indies. He helped the Men in Blue clean sweep West Indies 3-0.

“Shikhar led the side very well in the ODIs in West Indies. He was decent with the bat. Many players performed well under his captaincy. He was inspirational as a leader.”

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