Shikhar Dhawan Is As Important As Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli – Harbhajan Singh
Shikhar Dhawan was expected to be the man for India during the ICC World Cup 2019, which took place in England. Going by his form and his past records in England, Shikhar Dhawan was expected to be the massive contributor for India alongside Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. However, all those expected put to rest with an injury on his hand. Meanwhile, the veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh speaks of Dhawan contribution to the team.
Shikhar Dhawan had a forgettable tour to the West Indies, where he managed to score only 65 runs in five innings. However, in a big positive, Shikhar Dhawan scored two consecutive half-centuries for India A against South Africa A recently.
But the southpaw will also look to get back to scoring for India when they take on South Africa in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) on Wednesday. Meanwhile, India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who has shared the dressing room with Shikhar Dhawan, believes the Delhi batsman is the finest opener along with Rohit Sharma.
Shikhar Dhawan is really good – Harbhajan Singh
Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh believes Shikhar Dhawan is as important to the Indian team as captain Virat Kohli. Dhawan, who missed half of the Men in Blue’s campaign at the ICC World Cup 2019. Harbhajan insisted that Rohit Sharma and Dhawan are one of the best opening pairs in the world and that the left-hander is equally important as Kohli or Rohit.
“Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are some of the finest batsmen that India has seen and have proven to be one of India’s best opening pairs. Shikhar Dhawan’s contribution to the game is as important as that of Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli,” Harbhajan was quoted as saying by IANS.
“Be it T20 or 50 overs, irrespective of the format, Shikhar is really good. According to me, there is no better opener than Shikhar Dhawan, along with Rohit Sharma, in any format – T20 and 50 overs. If he continues working on his fitness in the coming 2-3 years, I think he will be unstoppable,” he added.
Dhawan has scored 5518 runs in 133 ODIs for India and has been a consistent performer for the Men in Blue in limited-overs having successfully established a strong opening partnership with Rohit Sharma.
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