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Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, have etched their names in the history of Indian cricket as an opening pair. Whenever there is a discussion about India’s greatest opening pairs, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will be right there on top of the charts along with fellow legends onboard.
It is always said that a great bond between players is must to understand each other’s game better and have a good camaraderie on the field. However, any good relationship on the field is a result of an even blossoming relationship off the field as well. Same goes the case with the current Indian opening stalwarts.
Rohit Sharma has now shed light on their formidable off-the-pitch bond that has helped them understand each other in a much better way on the field.
Rohit Sharma Opens Up On His Off-The-Field Bond With Shikhar Dhawan
“More than anything on the field, we share a great relationship off the field. Knowing each other so well, understanding each other’s comforts and discomforts, that is very important. We shared rooms together when we went on India-A tours. So we have got a lot of history together,” Rohit Sharma said.
“As a person, we both know each other quite well and that helps a lot on the field,” said Rohit while speaking with Mayank Agarwal and Dhawan on the series ‘Open Nets with Mayank’ hosted by bcci.tv.
It Has Been A Beautiful Journey With Rohit Sharma: Shikhar Dhawan
“We clicked on the field from day one and especially after we started opening for India in the 2013 Champions Trophy. However, we shared a good friendship even before that, right from the U-19 days,” said Dhawan.
“So that comfort reflected during our partnerships on the field. It has been a beautiful journey with him. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and hopefully we can carry it for another few years,” he added.