Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif praised DC’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan for his “fearless” approach to cricket against Punjab Kings in Sunday’s match.
Mayank Agarwal’s stint with the bat had put Punjab Kings on top. but Shikhar Dhawan’s gutsy 92 runs knock took the match away from KL Rahul led Punjab Kings & guided Delhi Capitals to an easy win at the Wankhede Stadium.
However, Shikhar Dhawan failed to score a century & got out on 92 scored off 49 balls but Dhawan ensured that Delhi Capitals were on the track of victory in the 10th match of the IPL 2021. Mohammad Kaif on Monday said that Dhawan is that kind of batsman who looks solid on the pitch despite playing fearless cricket. Mohammed kaif also called Dhawan an “IPL Super Star”.
“@SDhawan25 is the rare batsman who looks solid even while playing fearless Cricket. Cutting risks without compromising the strike rate is the sign of a great T20 batsman. Gabbar is an IPL Superstar”, Mohammed Kaif tweeted.
Mayank Agarwal’s stunning 69 runs knock & a final over cameo by Shahrukh khan had propelled Punjab Kings to put up a Mammoth total of 195 runs for four wickets down. In response, Shikhar Dhawan’s 92 runs stint & Marcus Stoinis 27 helped Delhi Capitals get easily over the line with six wickets still in hand & 10 balls to spare. Whereas Shikhar Dhawan also admitted the fact that batting second becomes easy due to the dew factor at the Wankhede Stadium.
“The bounce is true at the Wankhede surface & the ball comes onto the bat. Especially in the second innings, it becomes a lot easy to bat here because of the dew factor. For my batting style, I enjoy using pace on the ball & against spinners. It is not turning is I can easily hit my shots”, Dhawan told spinner Ashwin on a video posted on the official website of the Indian Premier League.
Delhi Capitals will play their next two games at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. Delhi Capitals will next face Mumbai Indians in the 13th match of the IPL 2021.