| On May 14, 2020 12:22 AM IST

Watch: Shikhar Dhawan picks toughest bowler, Best Indian batsman


Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan, much like many other cricketers has been doing Instagram live sessions to interact with his fellow teammates and fans. In his recent Instagram live he invited India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. They discussed everything ranging from personal life, life in quarantine and even shared some of their cricketing memories. By the end of the session Irfan put forward some tricky questions regarding his teammates to test the southpaw. And as usual Dhawan responded to them and answered all of those questions with a smile on his face.  

The bowler that tricked Dhawan the most

During the chat he was asked to name the toughest bowler he has faced so far in his career, the southpaw quickly mentioned Australia’s pace bowler Mitchell Starc. The left-arm seamer known for his brute pace and deadly yorker has, at times, troubled Dhawan. He has got out to him on four occasions (thrice in ODIs and once in T20Is) so far in this career.

The best Indian batsman

Shikhar Dhawan also picked Virat Kohli as the best Indian batsman among current players. The way in which the latter has been batting across all the formats over the last few years justify Dhawan’s choice. Moreover, the duo has also won many matches for India with numerous partnerships between them especially in the 50-over format.

Favorite Captain

When asked to pick his favourite captain, the 34-year-old went with MS Dhoni ahead of Kohli. Dhawan made his debut across all formats under the veteran and had scored a massive century on his Test debut in Mohali against Australia.

Most relaxed and serious teammates

On being asked to name the most chilled out person in the Indian dressing room he named his  opening partner Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami as the most relaxed in the team. Dhawan himself is also one of the chilled out guy with always a smile on his face. He picked Jasprit Bumrah as quite and the most serious person in the Indian team.