Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 88 off 59 balls to script an 11-run win for Punjab Kings over defending champions Chennai Super Kings on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
Shikhar Dhawan was enjoying his 2 hundredth IPL match and he celebrated the second by turning into the second batter after Virat Kohli to succeed in 6000 IPL runs and simply the third Indian after Kohli and Rohit Sharma to cross 9000 runs in T20 cricket. Dhawan additionally turned the primary participant to hit over 1000 runs towards four-time IPL champions CSK.
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Shikhar Dhawan was named man-of-the-match for his sensational efficiency. Former India coach Ravi Shastri mentioned Dhawan deserved the accolades identical to Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Ravi Shastri was additionally impressed with the best way Dhawan spoke on the post-match presentation ceremony the place he mentioned he has began guiding the youthful participant who are likely to “overthink sometimes.”
“Shikhar Dhawan measured what he had to do by reading the conditions,” Shastri informed Star Sports.
“He (Dhawan) is seeing what the pitch had to offer, he is seeing what his role was.. his shot-selection, playing around with the fields, choosing the right bowlers to hit and the reason why I said he spoke beautifully (at the post-match presentation ceremony) was because it showed his thought process.
“It reveals the best way he has tailored himself over time. I name him a gun participant as a result of on this nation, a lot of the accolades have gone to Virat (Kohli) and Rohit (Sharma).
“This man (Shikhar Dhawan) has been a serious player, you know, right in between them when he has been fit and he deserves all the accolades… 6000 IPL runs, 200th (IPL) game, man-of-the-match, finishing it off in style and like he said he has started advising youngsters now.. and I know Shikhi…he might be calling them and playing the flute.. I hope he plays the flute for a long time.”
Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have had nightmarish campaigns within the IPL whereas Shikhar Dhawan is now third within the record of the main run-scorers within the season. Dhawan, who was bagged by PBKS for Rs 8.25 crore within the participant public sale, has to this point scored 302 runs in 8 matches.
Speaking to Star Sports after the match, Dhawan mentioned he was dedicated to his processes and centered on his health and method.
“The process, I always talk about it, I focus on it.. about my fitness, my approach – I keep working on those skills.
“The outcomes will handle themselves. The wicket was stopping a bit, I attempted to go for the massive pictures, however I could not join. But I saved my calm.
“Once I get set, I can get those boundaries, that’s what I bank on. While batting first it’s about putting pressure on the bowers and getting boundaries. We don’t have to lose to many wickets, that was our conscious effort,” Dhawan mentioned.
Shikhar Dhawan has to this point scored two half-centuries in IPL 2022 and his type might be essential for PBKS as they attempt to break into the top-four on the factors desk.