Up to date: June 29, 2020 7:01:56 pm
Former India pacer Irfan Pathan reckons that the explanation behind Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma’s extraordinarily profitable opening partnership is their capacity to play to one another’s strengths.
The damaging Indian opening pairing of Rohit and Dhawan has dominated world cricket in limited-overs since they began batting collectively in 2013.
“We all know Shikhar performs very freely. He offers time to Rohit Sharma. Everyone knows how Rohit Sharma is ready to change gears in a short time, however he takes time early on,” Pathan mentioned on Star Sports activities’ ‘Cricket Related’.
Pathan mentioned each the gamers are conscious of the one another’s recreation and talents and that makes an enormous distinction.
“In cricket you want somebody on the different finish to grasp your strengths and weak point. Shikhar understands when Rohit Sharma wants time, for at the least the few overs to get himself going,” he added.
“So, he used to take the cost and I feel that’s what makes him profitable. And as quickly because the spinners got here and Rohit Sharma received settled, he took all of the strain away from Shikhar Dhawan, in order that’s why the entire camaraderie actually, actually went on nicely for Crew India for thus a few years,” Pathan mentioned.
Rohit and Dhawan have shared 16 century stands between them and are joint second with Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden within the checklist of most hundred-run partnerships. The leaders are Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (21).
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