Mohammad Azharuddin critical of Shikhar Dhawan's technique

Former India captain Mohammad Azaharuddin identifies flaws with Shikhar Dhawan's batting but admits there is no worthy substitute that India can bring in his place.

updated: January 28, 2014 18:50 IST
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New Delhi: Former captain Mohammed Azharuddin reckons that the Indian team's opening woes will continue to create problems during next year's cricket World Cup if Shikhar Dhawan fails to work on technical flaws that have crept into his batting.

"I had observed Shikhar's problem with short ball when he played for India in the Champions Trophy in England. There he scored runs and it was not noticed but I had an idea that this would create problems. Shikhar does not have the proper technique to play short ball. He has a flaw in his basic technique," Azharuddin said in an interview. (Also read: Dhoni furious with his pacers | McCullum hails win vs India)

"Our opening partnership is of big concern. Since South Africa series, we have not got good starts. Since, we are coming to play here in World Cup, adaptability is key and opening will be major concern for India in next year's World Cup," Azhar pointed out.

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