IPL 2021: Easier to bat second at Wankhede because of dew- opines Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan played a match-winning knock of 92 runs vs PBKS.

Shikhar Dhawan | BCCI/IPLDelhi Capitals (DC) were at their best as they chased down the target of 196 runs set by Punjab Kings (PBKS), thanks to Shikhar Dhawan’s match-winning knock of 92 off just 49 deliveries in the second innings at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

While talking about his knock, Dhawan revealed that it gets easier to bat at Wankhede in the second innings because of the dew.

The bounce is true at the Wankhede surface and the ball comes onto the bat. Especially in the second innings, it becomes a lot easier to bat here because of the dew. For my batting style, I enjoy using pace on the ball and against spinners, it is not turning so I can hit my shots,” he said.

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The southpaw then revealed how he dealt with yorkers and wide yorkers being bowled at him.

Once I know that the opposition bowlers are bowling yorkers or wide yorkers, they have set up the field where it is hard to find a boundary on the offside, I try to use the pace and I enjoy doing that. I enjoy playing that cheeky shots, be it sweeps and I practice that in the nets as well,” Dhawan said.

After win over PBKS, Rishabh Pant and Co. will be taking on defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

When asked about his thoughts on the Chennai wicket, the 35-year-old said, “It is a nice challenge, what I am seeing on TV is that it is turning a bit in Chennai, I am already preparing for it.

(With ANI inputs)


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 19 Apr, 2021

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