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Sharing the video, Dhawan captioned, "Bade Miyan (shake hands emoji) Chote Miyan", which translates to Elder Brother and Younger Brother in English. The vide started with both Dhawan and Suryakumar rolling up their sleeves followed by giving themselves a high five. In the end, Suryakumar gave Dhawan a side hug and both shared a light-hearted moment.
If Rohit plays, KL and Rohit will open the innings: Virat Kohli in pre-match press conference
India's skipper Virat Kohli, on Thursday, March 11, confirmed that KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will open the innings, while Shikhar Dhawan will be the back-up opener. Speaking on the eve of the grand series opener, Kohli also spoke about the comeback of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, who's returning to team India after ages.
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"If Rohit plays, KL and Rohit will start," Kohli said when asked about the potential opening combination. "They’ve delivered good performances in the past and thus they will open the innings. If Rohit doesn’t play of KL has a niggle, then only Shikhar will come back as the opener," he added.
"Bhuvi’s shaping up really well. He has worked hard to regain fitness. He wants to contribute towards many more victories in the upcoming World Cups."