Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. (Picture credit score ought to learn ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Photos)

Indian batter Shikhar Dhawan heaped praises on Rohit Sharma, saying that he shares a robust bond and friendship with the Indian skipper. The duo have been the long-time opening companions in ODIs for India and so they additionally accomplished 5,000 runs as a pair within the format. Dhawan known as it a “huge milestone” of their careers.

Dhawan and Rohit at the moment stand seventh on the checklist for many runs scored by a pair within the ODIs. The southpaw mentioned that Rohit and he understands one another’s sport and so they all the time look to enhance one another.

“It’s a huge milestone in each our careers and, 9 years on, we now have a really sturdy bond and friendship,” Dhawan advised Instances of India. “We have now performed collectively for thus a few years that we now have come to know one another’s sport and we’re all the time seeking to assist one another within the nets or on the pitch.” 

To share a milestone with Rohit is a contented feeling: Dhawan

Dhawan and Rohit have collectively scored 5,170 runs in 116 matches, and they’re solely 37 runs away from going previous the previous West Indian pairing of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. “Rohit has been a implausible opening companion and to have a milestone that I share with Rohit is a contented feeling,” added the 36-year-old. 

Dhawan will probably be in motion within the upcoming India tour of Zimbabwe for 3 ODIs, ranging from August 18. India introduced the 15-member squad for the tour, and KL Rahul has been named because the captain for the collection within the absence of Rohit. For the earlier ODI collection in opposition to West Indies, Dhawan led the Indian workforce and helped them win 3-0.

Rahul, the vice-captain of the workforce was out since mid-June as a consequence of a groin damage. Dhawan was initially named because the captain for the Zimbabwe collection, however with Rahul was handed the skipper duties upon his return.