Shikhar Dhawan is presently one of many best white-ball openers on this planet proper now. But there may be extra to Dhawan that his breathtaking sq. cuts and thunderous cowl drives. The left-hander is kind of common on social media and is aware of find out how to entertain his followers off the sector as effectively. When Dhawan was in dialog with former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Wednesday, there was sure to leisure. The enjoyable doubled when Irfan put Dhawan within the host seat in a fast-fireplace spherical.
From selecting the best Indian captain to naming the his favorite batting companion and the best Indian batsman presently, Dhawan was requested direct questions and the opener got here out in flying colors.
Dhawan, who made his debut beneath Dhoni in all codecs of the sport, picked India’s two-time World Cup-winning captain – 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup – as best Indian captain he has performed beneath.
“(Best batting partner will be) Rohit Sharma… I have only played under Virat and Dhoni, so, as of now, Dhoni bhai,” Dhawan advised Irfan.
In the 21 Test, 66 ODIs and 24 T20Is that Dhawan has performed beneath Kohli, the opener has scored 1419, 2873 and 634 runs respectively. He has performed 12 Test, 56 ODIs and 21 T20Is beneath Dhoni scoring 789, 2217 and 411 runs respectively.
In actuality, Dhawan has performed beneath 5 Indian captains and not solely Kohli and Dhoni. He has performed beneath Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and additionally Ajinkya Rahane.
Dhawan termed skipper Virat Kohli because the ‘best current Indian batsman’. Dhawan additionally praised Sharma for his phenomenal efficiency within the final yr’s ICC World Cup saying that “Rohit did brilliantly in the World Cup as he scored five centuries.”
When Pathan requested Dhawan to call the hardest bowler he has ever confronted, the latter named Australian pacer Mitchell Starc.
Dhawan additionally expressed his views on the Indian Premier League (IPL) saying that the league ought to happen as persons are presently surrounded by simply the coronavirus information and worry concerning the virus.
“Of course, IPL should take place because people will get positivity from it. Currently, there is only coronavirus news and fear because of it,” Dhawan stated.
The 2020 version of the league was slated to start on March 29, nevertheless, it has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus disaster within the nation.
(With company inputs)