Vijay and I want to be Viru-Gauti, says Dhawan

Ahead of his debut, left-handed Dhawan says coordination between Murali Vijay and himself will be important if they are to form a successful partnership.

updated: March 13, 2013 17:31 IST
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Mohali: On the verge of making his Test debut, India's Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday expressed his desire to form an opening combination with Murali Vijay, which can emulate the success enjoyed by Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir at the top.

Both Sehwag and Gambhir are currently out of the squad owing to prolonged run drought, forcing the selectors to run out of patience.

"Both Viru bhai and Gautam have done well over a long period of time. I hope we also do as good as them in the future," the 27-year-old Dhawan told reporters on the eve of the third Test against Australia in Mohali on Thursday.

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