The opening batters are the important members for any cricket team in any format of the game. The initial jitters in the dressing room of the batting team will be fixed by the 2 men out in the middle battling it out in the unknown conditions against the opponent’s raging new ball bowlers.
Two of the most destructive opening batters in the 50 over format in David Warner and Rohit Sharma engaged in a lively conversation in the instagram in which they discussed various things regarding cricket and personal life.
The Dynamic Delhi southpaw in Shikhar Dhawan is one of the mainstay of the Indian cricket team in the limited overs setup. Ever since he joined hands with Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, their opening partnership has reached places and had given some extraordinary starts for the Indian team.
Shikhar Dhawan also had the chance to partner the pocket dynamite in David Warner for Sun Risers Hyderabad which turned out to be a box-office opening combination. It is a known fact that Shikhar Dhawan is a lively character on and off the field and his antics made him a popular figure among the masses as well as among other teammates.
One of the interesting things discussed in the live session was how Shikhar Dhawan used to annoy Rohit Sharma when he started opening the batting for the Indian team. David Warner also shared his experience of partnering Dhawan for SRH where he revealed how Dhawan used to play singles at the first and last ball of the over.
The left right combination of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the main reason why Indian cricket has been dominant in the recent past.
Rohit-Dhawan opening partnership in ODIs:
107 inns, 4802 runs, 45.30 ave, 16 100s
4th-most runs by an opening pair
Joint 2nd-most century stands by an opening pair
Most runs & 100 stands by any pair since Jun 2013