With no cricket going on, all the cricketers have a lot of free time on their hands right now. Many cricketers have also been proactive on their social media in the past few weeks due to the lockdown. On Wednesday, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan joined hands with former Indian bowler Irfan Pathan for an Instagram Live video session. During the session, Shikhar Dhawan answered a flurry of questions from the former Indian pacer.
During the interaction, Shikhar Dhawan named former captain MS Dhoni as the best captain to have played under. He also named fellow opener Rohit Sharma as his best opening partner. Speaking during a rapid-fire round with Irfaan, Dhawan said, “(Best batting partner will be) Rohit Sharma… I have only played under Virat and Dhoni, so, as of now, Dhoni Bhai.”
Shikhar Dhawan has praised fellow teammate and opening partner Rohit Sharma. Dhawan praised his partner for his exceptional performances at the World Cup in England last year. He mentioned saying that “Rohit did brilliantly in the World Cup as he scored five centuries.”
The Delhite has however named current Indian team skipper Virat Kohli as the “best current Indian batsman”. Shikhar Dhawan also named Australian pacer Mitchell Starc as the toughest bowler he has ever faced.
Dhawan also expressed his desire for the resumption of views on the Indian Premier League. Shikhar wants the league to move forward as it to people who are surrounded by sad news amid the coronavirus. He said, “Of course, IPL should take place because people will get positivity from it. Currently, there is only coronavirus news and fear because of it.”
If not for coronavirus pandemic, Shikhar Dhawan would be busy representing Delhi Capitals in IPL right now. The 2020 edition of IPL was scheduled to commence on March 29, which was later postponed until April 15. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has postponed the 13th edition of the tournament indefinitely due to the same.