Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan says he is ‘not sure about Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma’s touch’ ahead of Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2020.
In an interview to Outlook, the swashbuckling Dhawan, who is arguably enjoying his best IPL ever, said that his team needs to ‘take advantage’ of Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma’s inconsistent form. He said “Rohit is a very good player, and he hasn’t played many matches so, I am not sure about his touch, and that means that we can definitely take advantage of it.”
Having spent a lot of time together playing for the Indian national team, the southpaw definitely knows Rohit Sharma’s strengths and weaknesses better than most. He further added “My best wishes to him, but yes as opponents, we can take advantage of (his form) for sure and make plans accordingly.”
The Mumbai Indians skipper has so far managed to score a total of only 264 runs in 10 games in IPL 2020, a far cry from his usually high standards. Not just his form but his fitness also has been under the scanner this season. He had pulled up with a hamstring injury during a game against Kings XI Punjab that forced him to miss three matches for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020. However, he was passed fit to play in the team’s last group stage game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In contrast, Shikhar Dhawan has been in ruthless form. He has already amassed 525 runs including two back-to-back centuries. That particular feat was a first time in the history of the IPL.
While his current target will definitely be to help Delhi Capitals win the IPL 2020 trophy, Dhawan also has his eyes set on the upcoming tour of Australia with the Indian national team. When asked about India’s hotly anticipated tour Down Under, the Delhi opener responded “I love playing in Australia. It’s a great place to play cricket. The pitches are good and I enjoy playing their bowling.”
Like most Indian cricket fans, Dhawan cannot wait for two of the world’s best teams to go head-to-head across all three formats. “It will be a special series as the Indian team will be playing after a long time. I want to showcase my class” concluded Dhawan.
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