Rohit Sharma, who shares an amazing camaraderie with Shikhar Dhawan each on and off the subject, has revealed that his limited-overs opening associate is sort of annoying in the center and has additionally shared another bizarre habits of the left-hand batsman.
David Warner and Rohit on Friday interacted with one another on Instagram live. Warner, who has opened innings alongside with Dhawan for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL, additionally echoed Rohit’s sentiments as the two mentioned the Delhi batsman.
When Warner requested about his expertise of opening alongside with Dhawan, Rohit stated, “He is an idiot, He does not like to face the first ball. He likes to play the spinner but does not like to take on the spinners.”
“I remember way back in 2013 when I started opening for India in limited-overs. It was my first game as an opener in Champions Trophy. So I told him to take the strike as I had not faced the bowlers with the new ball. And he was like, no Rohit, you have been playing for a while this is my first tour. And I said I mean the guy who is a regular opener does not want to take the strike.”
“Then I took the strike and Morne Morkel was bowling and I did not see the first three balls because I was not expecting the bounce. That was my first experience with Shikhar, but now I am comfortable with him.”
Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan are regarded amongst the finest opening duo in the limited-overs format in the trendy technology and are able to making their crew win collectively. The Indian pair stands 4th in the chart for the highest opening partnership runs, stitching 4902 runs collectively between 2013 and 2020.
“Sometimes he is very annoying as well. In the middle, I am setting up the game and 5 seconds he is like what did you say. Imagine, you are under tremendous pressure and then this guy says all these things. It kinds of makes you frustrated,” Rohit stated.
“He has that weird thing, when he defends the ball and he goes back for a non-striker it is confusing whether to run or not. So I have decided, I am not going to run unless I see the ball going into the gap. I have missed many runs doing that but I do not regret that.”
David Warner additionally agreed with Rohit on that and stated he has been ready for somebody to say that.
“I am glad that you said that, because when I was batting with him at SRH, I was hoping someone says the same thing. It is very hard to judge.”