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'Rohit Sharma is not my wife,' says Shikhar Dhawan about his opening partner

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 May 2019, 9:44 IST
Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma

The World Cup 2019 is just around the corner and every team is getting ready for the mega event. India is going as one of the favorites in the tournament with some prolific players in it’s line-up. The top-order of team India has delivered exceptional results as they have the most successful opening partners and the best batsman in the world batting at number 3.

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have done it in the past and are expected to do it again for the team with their amazing communications and good partnership skills. During an interview with Times Now, Dhawan was asked whether he is in touch with his opening partner Rohit Sharma. To which the left-handed batsman jokingly replied that Rohit Sharma is not my wife and there is little point in discussing matters with him.

“Baatein karke kya hoga? Woh meri biwi thodi na hain! (What’s the point in discussing things? Rohit isn’t my wife) If you play with someone for years, you’ll know him inside out. With Rohit, there’s nothing special that we do. It’s just the mindset. Even if I bat with Prithvi (Shaw), the game remains the same. If one person gets going, the other man plays a supporting role,” Dhawan was quoted as saying.

The duo will reunite after playing against each other for 6 weeks. Dhawan who is part of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League was opening the innings with Prithvi Shaw. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma was doing it for Mumbai Indians with South African Quinton de Kock. Rohit Sharma went on to clinch his fourth IPL title and made his team the most successful in league’s history.

India will start their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5. The team will leave for England on May 22 as they got to play few warm-up matches before the 50-over tournament starts.

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First published: 16 May 2019, 9:44 IST