IPL 2018: ‘The Gabbar was always there’ says Shikhar Dhawan after his scintillating 92* against DD

Dhawan scored a blistering 50-ball 92* that helped SRH beat Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Dhawan and Williamson shake hands after winning against Delhi Daredevils | IANS

Shikhar Dhawan put on a show on Thursday (May 10) night to seal the playoffs berth for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Dhawan scored a blistering 50-ball 92* that helped SRH beat Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Chasing the highly stiff target of 188, Dhawan along with his captain Kane Williamson (83* runs off 53 balls) put on an unbeaten 176-run stand to saw SRH home with seven balls to spare.

Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony after receiving the Man-of-the-Match award, Dhawan said: "I am glad that I scored 92 runs and I am looking forward to score more runs."

"There was no chat between us (himself and Williamson), we were doing our job. Kane has been playing brilliantly throughout this season and I was just in the flow, had to go for it," he added.

Dhawan, who struck 9 glorious boundaries and 4 huge sixes in his unbeaten knock, was also at his cheeky best and when asked about his scintillating batting.

"The Gabbar was always there. That's my class," the 32-year-old amusingly stated.

Dhawan was in full of praise for the young Rishabh Pant, who dazzled the jam-packed Kotla crowd with his sparkling 128* off 63 balls (15 fours and 7 sixes).

"Rishabh played an amazing knock, he took the game away from us. But we believed that we'll go in with a positive mind-set,” Dhawan concluded.

With this thumping win over the Delhi Daredevils, SRH became the first team to officially qualify for the playoffs. The Kane Williamson led side have won 9 of their 11 matches and are comprehensively placed at the top of the points table.


By salman anjum - 11 May, 2018

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