IPL to World Cup, takes Dhawan a minute to change gears
New Delhi, May 15 - He is known as the India's man for the ICC events. Every time the 'Men in Blue' play an ICC tournament, Shikhar Dhawan undoubtedly steals the show with some quality knocks at the top of the innings.
And now, as India gear up to challenge the top teams across the world and lift the coveted 2019 World Cup, Dhawan's role at the top of the order will be all the more crucial.
But then, would it be a deterrent that while he opens with Rohit Sharma in Indian colours, Dhawan has been opening with Prithvi Shaw over the past month and a half in the Indian Premier League for Delhi Capitals? For 'Gabbar', as he is fondly called, it doesn't really matter.
Asked if he has been in touch with his India opening partner Rohit as the World Cup challenge awaits, Dhawan laughs it off and says Rohit isn't his wife that he needs to keep talking to him.
"Baatein karke kya hoga? Woh meri biwi thodi na hain! (Whata'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, the game remains the same. If one person gets going, the other man plays a supporting role," he told IANS.