There are few household names in cricket as recognisable as Rohit Sharma. The cricketing community adores him for his smooth strokes and exquisite timing. Fans and experts alike have always been curious about Rohit Sharma’s preferred batting partner, despite the fact that this subject is irrelevant in terms of boundaries and centuries.
Partnerships at the top of the order are crucial in the ever-changing environment of one-day international cricket. Rohit Sharma has shared the crease with several great players throughout the years. While Rohit and Virat Kohli’s partnership has been a linchpin of India’s batting order, a recent revelation from the Hitman himself has shocked the cricketing world.
The Indian One-Day International batting tandem of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan has batted together several times. Their friendship goes beyond cricket, and it is this off-field connection that has solidified Dhawan’s status as Rohit’s preferred batting partner.
Rohit Sharma Reveals His Favourite Batting Partner And It’s Not Virat Kohli
“Shikhar Dhawan & I had a very strong friendship on and off the field. We have played for so many years together, and it’s a partnership that I enjoyed being part of. He has a very infectious energy, and it’s just a lot of fun to be around him, and the records that we set as an opening pair for India,” Rohit said to IANS.
They have a great relationship and mutual understanding, so their partnership has been about more than just scoring runs. The success of Team India is a tribute to their on-field chemistry. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are, statistically speaking, one of the most productive opening pairings in the history of one-day international cricket. They’ve batted together 117 times, scoring a whopping 5193 runs. Consistency and resilience in the face of relentless bowling have been hallmarks of their relationship.
Two of India’s current greats, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, have batted together 86 times, scoring 5008 runs. Their partnership has been great, but the Hitman values Rohit and Dhawan’s friendship more. It was in the 2013 Champions Trophy when Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan first played together. They’ve been one of the most fearsome batting duos in One-Day International history ever since then. Dhawan’s aggressive playstyle is a great match for Rohit’s anchoring presence on the pitch.
Over the last decade, they have shown their dominance not just in Indian pitches, but also in other countries. Their cricketing prowess is on full display in their capacity to adjust to new circumstances and opponents. But as the wickets turn in cricket, so do fortunes. Due to the emergence of promising youngsters like Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan has lost his place in the ODI team. There is hope for the future of Indian cricket since Rohit and Gill have put together five hundred-run partnerships in less than 25 ODI innings.