Ahmedabad: Former Indian batting maestro Sunil Gavaskar is highly impressed with Shikhar Dhawan for another match-winning knock for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. Adding that ‘he is looking like a million bucks,’ Gavaskar heaped praise on the Delhi batsman for carrying his form forward and not taking it easy.
Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan once again top-scored for the Capitals and remained unbeaten on 66 off 47 balls and guided DC to a 7-wicket win against Punjab Kings
on the Narendra Modi cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. Dhawan made his approach once again to the highest of the checklist of main run-scorers of the continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Chasing the innings helped him get again the Orange Cap in IPL 2021. With a complete of 380 runs from eight matches, Dhawan went ahead of KL Rahul (331), who missed the game after getting diagnosed with acute appendicitis.
“He has been in a tremendous 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 said.
“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.
Gavaskar further commended the way how Dhawan single-handedly
anchored DC’s chase and leading the team to a comprehensive 7 wicket win against Punjab Kings.
“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 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,” he signed off.