Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Shikhar Dhawan got 47-ball 66 and took his team home to a clinical 7-wicket win against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match 29 of this ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).
Former India batting legend Sunil Gavaskar who was really impressed with Dhawan’s knock showered the southpaw with a lot of praises.
“He has been in a tremendous form right from the start of the season. He is carrying his form and he is not taking it easy at all. Sometimes, batsmen tend to take the good form for granted, get into bad habits. But he hasn’t got into any,” Gavaskar Told Star Sports.
“Look at some of his shots. These are the shot which has always got runs. He hasn’t tried to do anything different. These are the shots that he plays in all forms of the games, in the longer formats as well. And they are paying for him and he is looking like a million bucks,” he added.
The former India great then talked about the importance of Dhawan remaining not out and ensuring that the team got over the line.
“It’s so important. At the end of the day, a lot of times a set batsman gets out on the 15th or the 16th over and a new batsman has to come in and he doesn’t find it easy,” the 71-year-old said.
“The asking rate might be pretty much run-a-ball at that stage but even a new batsman coming in can find it difficult. So, if you are well set and you want to go, and finish it. And that’s what Shikhar Dhawan did,” Gavaskar added.
After this win over PBKS, the Delhi-based franchise has taken the top spot on the points table with 12 points to their name in 8 matches.
(With Star Sports inputs)