Dhawan’s aggressive play helps Rohit, says Irfan Pathan

The left-arm pacer Pathan added that nature of Dhawan’s play gives time for Rohit to settle down and later cash in on the start.

By Author  |  Published: 30th Jun 2020  12:53 pm

Hyderabad:Former Indian all rounder Irfan Pathan credited a part of Rohit Sharma’s success to opener Shikhar Dhawan. The left-arm pacer Pathan added that nature of Dhawan’s play gives time for Rohit to settle down and later cash in on the start.

“We know Shikhar plays very freely. He gives time to Rohit Sharma. We all know how Rohit Sharma is able to change gears very quickly, but he takes time early on,” Pathan said during ‘Cricket Connected’ show on Star Sports.

“In cricket you need someone at the other end to understand your strengths and weaknesses. Shikhar understands when Rohit Sharma needs time, for at least the few overs to get himself going. So, he used to take the charge and I think that’s what makes him successful.

And as soon as the spinners came and Rohit Sharma got settled, he took all the pressure away from Shikhar Dhawan, so that’s why the whole camaraderie really, really went on well for Team India for so many years,” Pathan added.