The dwelling sequence loss to England in 2012 was the top of the street for the Gautam Gambhir-Virender Sehwag opening duo. In the next sequence in opposition to Australia, Gambhir obtained dropped and Murali Vijay was chosen to open with Sehwag. After two poor outings within the first two Test matches of the sequence in opposition to the Aussies even Sehwag was axed and in got here one other Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan.
In the third Test at Mohali, Dhawan scored 187 on debut and shared a 289-run opening stand with Vijay, who went on to attain 153. That shut the door on Sehwag ceaselessly, whereas Gambhir would make sporadic returns earlier than he too known as it a day.
Dhawan and Vijay have been profitable on the prime of the order for India for a while and that left some good reminiscences for both of them. Dhawan, just lately spoke to India off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on his Instagram dwell present Reminisce with Ash and spoke in regards to the camaraderie he shared with Vijay.
“He is a lovely character both on and off the field. I know him very closely. He is a beautiful soul. For everything he is a bit like ‘not like this, not like that’. I am a ‘bindaas’ character,” Shikhar Dhawan stated.
“I tell him ‘you’re like my spouse’. Sometimes, after we don’t take a run, we have now an argument however it will get sorted quickly. And it’s very obscure him. You have to have a peaceful thoughts and persistence to know him.
“But he’s a stunning chap. I love opening with him. We have carried out very nicely for the nation. We are nonetheless superb pals. Of course, I stay up for spending time with him and having snort with him.
“Sometimes, when he says one thing, I don’t perceive. But after 1-2 years, when I recall what he stated, I perceive it then,” the left handed opener added.
Both Dhawan and Vijay discover themselves out of the Test arrange now with children Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shah stepping up. Rohit Sharma too has made a shocking comeback to Test cricket as an opener.
Dhawan and Vijay must put within the laborious yards in home cricket if they’re to harbour any hopes of opening collectively in Test cricket for India in future.