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While international cricket will return soon, the spectators are not allowed to watch the live game in the stadiums. The 34-year-old Indian left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has opened up his view to play the game without the fans.
International cricket and other recognised cricket have been stopped since the middle of March. Though the coronavirus pandemic is still on, England and West Indies have come in front to resume the international cricket. England is ready to host the three-match Test series against West Indies from 8th July.
However, cricket fans will miss experiencing the live game on the field due to the possibility of transmission of this virus. Until the situation is getting improved, the cricket matches are likely to follow to run in empty stadiums.
Shikhar Dhawan will miss the spectators on the field. However, he will continue his famous thigh-five celebrations looking towards the cameras for the fans, who will watch him through the TV.
Dhawan recently told his present IPL team Delhi Capitals in Instagram live session, “I think it is no secret that sport will be different without the fans. For instance, I will now do my thigh-five celebrations looking towards the cameras so that the fans can watch me on TV instead.”
Shikhar Dhawan also talked about his relationship with his opening partner Rohit Sharma
Since the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are successfully handling the opening batting role continuously in limited-overs matches for the Indian national cricket team. While both of them the top Indian batsmen, they are one of the successful opening partners in limited-overs cricket history.
Talking about the reason of maintaining their great partnership, Dhawan said, “We’ve known each other from our U-19 days, and get along well both on and off the field. With him, communication has always been very easy, and that has reflected on the field. While batting in a match, if I’m facing a problem with something, I just walk across the pitch and talk to him.”
Dhawan has also the same good relation with Rohit in the off-field. Moreover, Dhawan claimed that the Indian team is like a family.
He continued, “Even off the field, it is important to gel well with my opening partner, and all teammates for that matter. The Indian team is like a family, and we travel together for more than 200 days a year, so it makes it easier and important to bond well.”
During that chat, Dhawan also claimed that the Delhi Capitals (DC) would win their maiden IPL trophy soon.