Left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday credited the trust factor with Rohit Sharma as the rationale behind their successful opening partnership for India in a single-dayers. With 16 century stands between them, the Indian duo are joint second with Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden in probably the most hundred-run partnerships within the listing led by compatriots Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (21).
“I know him (Rohit) from U-19 days. He was a junior by one-two years and we have camped together. We trust each other and have a great friendship, it works for us,” Dhawan mentioned in an Instagram chat hosted by his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. “We both know each other’s nature and characters. I know how he is exactly. It’s a proud feeling that we have done so well for India.” The 34-year-outdated mentioned their off-the-discipline chemistry has labored properly for them.
“It brings you positive energy and vibes when everything is in sync. Whenever I face any problem with my batting, I ask him. We have a strong communication going in the middle. We travel 230 days a year together. That’s why the whole Team India is a big family.” The trendy India opener, who spent eight years at Sunrisers Hyderabad, returned to his hometown within the final IPL and racked up 521 runs in 16 matches at a mean of 34.73 in his very first season with them.
Dhawan’s transfer to Delhi additionally modified Delhi Capital’s fortunes as they made the play-offs for the primary time after seven years and completed third, happening to Chennai Super Kings within the play-offs. Keen to win the IPL trophy for his house group, Dhawan mentioned: “I all the time consider successful IPL, particularly our group is so good. The imaginative and prescient turns into stronger daily.
“Definitely we’ll win the IPL and convey the trophy house. The followers actually deserve it. They have all the time packed the stadiums, supported us all through. We did so properly we’ll preserve bettering from right here on.” Former captains Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly additionally performed a giant function off the sector as head coach and mentor as Dhawan mentioned there was quite a bit to study from them.
“It was a great experience with them. Both of are great legends, great captains. I learnt a lot about leadership quality from them, how they back their players and build the team,” mentioned Dhawan. “They always gave the same attention to everyone, be it seniors and juniors, there was equal treatment to all. They’re always ready to put in hard work whenever the team needed.”