Retrieved 08 May 2020, 18:11 IST
Indian cricket team opener Rohit Sharma led his batting partner Shikhar Dhawan, Noting that the second rarely likes to take a strike after opening the batting. In fact, the current limited-overs co-captain of the Indian cricket team has also narrated an episode of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, where the pair faced South Africa in their first match in the Men in Blue.
In an Instagram live session with David Warner, Indian cricket team Batsman Rohit Sharma inaugurated the event and talked about how Shikhar Dhawan is ‘incendiary’ to bat.
“Shikhar never likes to play the first ball. I remember in the Champions Trophy we opened together against South Africa and I asked him if he could face the first ball considering my second match as opener empty. He told me it was his first trip and he just couldn’t do it. I first faced Morne Morkel and for the first three balls I literally didn’t see the ball. Sometimes, he is very upset. I tell him what we need to plan against a bowler and then suddenly after five seconds he will ask me what I said, ”Rohit joked.
However, Rohit Sharma He was also keen to highlight the qualities that Shikhar Dhawan brought to the fore, noting that it allowed the former to settle down before the bowlers needed time.
“I like batting with him because he has the new ball and it can take time for me to settle. My job becomes easier when I bat, although he is a bit annoying, ”Rohit explained.
The Indian cricket team’s opener highlighted Dhawan’s tendency to scatter off the field and how he specialized the left-handed Indian cricket team to make a great start in the powerplay.
Rohit and Shikhar are the opening pair of the second Indian cricket team
Over the past few years, the Indian cricket team has established itself as one of the leading opening partners in the world. To put it bluntly, the pair batted together in 107 ODI innings for the Indian cricket team and scored 4802 runs.
They have made a great start to the Indian cricket team many times, including a century and a pair of 14 fifties. So far, Rohit and Shikhar have the highest average of 210 runs for the Indian cricket team. Pakistan In the 2018 Asia Cup.
Moreover, this pair is the second most successful opening pair in India, where they are statistically the fourth best in the world.