Tamim Iqbal was amazed after Shikhar Dhawan suddenly started singing at third slip: Rohit Sharma
The Rohit-Dhawan opening pair, after India's victorious 2013 Champions Trophy campaign, has emerged as one of the most successful pairs in white-ball cricket.
Updated - Jun 6, 2020 1:47 pm
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan share a good camaderie while opening the innings for India. Over the years, the duo has propelled the Men in Blue to many dominant starts. Along with sharing a good understanding on the field, Rohit and Dhawan are also known for their off-field bromance.
Time and again, the duo has shared many hilarious incidents which they were a part of. Rohit, in his recent interaction with Mayank Agarwal, revealed an incident where Dhawan started singing in the middle of a match. The BCCI, on Friday, shared a snippet on Twitter from Episode 2 of ‘Open nets with Mayank’ in which Rohit narrated the rib-tickling incident.
“When Jatt ji and Hitman are in conversation, expect nothing less than entertainment,” BCCI’s tweet read along with the video clip where Rohit spilt the beans on the incident.
When Jatt ji and Hitman are in conversation, expect nothing less than entertainment 😅😅😅
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 5, 2020
During the interaction, Rohit revealed how Dhawan started singing loudly while standing at third slip. Dhawan’s singing also took Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal by surprise and it forced him to stop the bowler midway in his runup. Tamim didn’t realize from where the sound was coming from and hence, he had no choice but to halt the bowler in his runup.
Shikhar Dhawan was also in splits after recalling the incident
“We were playing in Bangladesh in 2015 as I was standing in the first slip and Shikhar was in third slip. Suddenly he started singing very loudly. The bowler was already in his runup and the batsman, Tamim Iqbal, was left amazed. He didn’t understand where the noise was coming from,” Rohit told Agarwal, his opening partner in Tests.
“It might not sound as funny right now but when it happened on the field we couldn’t control our laughter, it was really funny,” Rohit added.
Meanwhile, Dhawan was also in splits after recalling the incident. Further in the interaction, Dhawan went on to say that his sense of humour is very spontaneous.
The Rohit-Dhawan opening pair, after India’s victorious 2013 Champions Trophy campaign, has emerged as one of the most successful pairs in white-ball cricket. It is the third most successful batting pair for India and eighth overall. So far, the two prolific batsmen have added 4,847 runs in 109 innings including 16 century stands and 14 half-century stands.