Generous Shikhar Dhawan sings Rohit Sharma praises. “I think our best innings was a 193-run opening stand against Australia in the fourth ODI at Mohali in 2019,” Dhawan said in a statement.
Shikhar Dhawan’s stint with the Indian team came to an early end because Shubman Gill was seen as a better white-ball cricketer. Along with Rohit Sharma, they became one of the most dangerous opening partnerships in ODI cricket, breaking numerous records in the process.
Dhawan and Rohit’s combination is the fourth in ODI history to reach 5000 runs as openers
Only Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly, Adam Gilchrist-Matthew Hayden, and Gordon Greenidge-Desmond Haynes have accomplished the feat in 50-overs cricket. In terms of friendship, the southpaw credited Rohit with his international success. He stated that their relationship provided the groundwork for Team India to chase down large totals in the past.
“My relationship with Rohit and his support at the top of the order has been critical in delivering strong starts for the team, laying the groundwork for successful chases and large totals. “I seriously attribute a lot of my best performances to Rohit’s support,” Dhawan told The Times of India.
“Rohit on the other end conveys a sense of ease and assurance. I believe our finest innings was a 193-run opening stand against Australia in the fourth ODI in Mohali in 2019, and the second best would be against Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup in Dubai, when we put together a 210-run stand for the first wicket,” he said.
Dhawan presently exclusively plays in the Indian Premier League and has done well for PBKS in the last several seasons. Despite this, he is far down the pecking order. The India door may be closed for him because Yashasvi Jaiswal and Gill would be given precedence. But a successful IPL before the T20 World Cup could change everything.
Notably, PBKS placed seventh in the previous edition of the competition. They aimed to progress in the IPL 2024, and to that end. The franchise signed Harshal Patel, Rilee Rossouw, and Chris Woakes, among others, at the auction.