India’s limited-overs openeing pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are not just buddies on the field, but the duo share an equally good rapport off the pitch as well. On the eve of the series-opening first Twenty20 International against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, Rohit took to social media and posted a video of his daughter Samaira playing with Dhawan.
In the video, Dhawan is seen bringing his head near Samaira, who is on Rohit’s laps. The baby girl, looking quite amused to see Dhawan’s head, then lunges forward and touches him. As soon as she touches his head, the left-handed batsman overreacts in a hilarious fashion.
Here is the video:
In all probability, the successful duo of Dhawan and Rohit will open the batting for India against Bangladesh on Sunday.
Mumbai batsman Rohit, who will lead India in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, aims to carry forward the team from where Kohli left off. “My job as a captain is very simple – I just want to take the team forward from where Virat has left the team. What I have done at the limited opportunities that I have got is to maintain what Virat has done previously with the team. I am just trying to carry that forward,” Rohit told reporters on Saturday.
Rohit also hinted that either Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube will feature in the playing XI for the first match. “All doors are open for everyone and anyone can play at any point of time,” he said.