Not Virat Kohli or Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma reveals his fav batting partner
Rohit Sharma has batted with Shikhar Dhawan for 117 times in ODIs, the Indian skipper feels he, & Dhawan share best bond off the field as well, and that is the reason for they being a hit pair
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, or Rohit & Shubman Gill may have stitched innumerable memorable partnerships in ODIs, but the Indian skipper has snubbed Kohli, & Gill when quizzed about his favorite batting partner. Rohit Sharma said his favorite batting partner is Shikhar Dhawan. The right-hand batter and the southpaw are one of the best opening pairs in the history of ODI cricket. The duo have batted 117 times together and have scored 5193 runs.
Kohli and Rohit have batted 86 times in ODIs and have added 5008, however, the Indian opening batter yet picked Dhawan, owing to his incredible bond with him on and off the field.
“Shikhar Dhawan & I had a very strong friendship on and off the field. We have played for so many years together, and it’s a partnership that I enjoyed being part of. He has a very infectious energy, and it’s just a lot of fun to be around him, and the records that we set as an opening pair for India,” Rohit said to IANS.
Rohit first teamed up with Dhawan in the 2013 Champions Trophy edition. Since then, the duo cemented its place as one of the most formidable pairs in the history of ODIs. Dhawan was the aggressor of the two, while Rohit played the sheet anchor’s role to perfection. Over the 10 years, the duo have slayed bowling attacks not only on the Indian conditions but overseas as well.
However, with Dhawan no more in the ODI scheme of things, as Shubman Gill has taken over his spot. In already less than 25 ODI innings batting together, Rohit and Gill and have stitched five hundred-run stand
Rohit and Dhawan have likely batted one last time as a pair during the 2022 ODI series against Bangladesh.
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