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Sunil Gavaskar praises Dhawan for his consistency and scoring habits so far in IPL 14

May 3, 2021

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Durba

Former Indian opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar praised Shikhar Dhawan for his consistency and scoring habits in the ongoing IPL season. Shikhar Dhawan carried his bat and amassed 69 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 6 boundaries. Dhawan has made his way back to the top of leading run-scorers of the ongoing tournament. Chasing a decent target of 167 against Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Dhawan scored an unbeaten 69 runs off 47 deliveries. The batsman guided DC to a clinical 7-wicket against Punjab Kings. With a total of 380 runs from 8 games, Shikhar Dhawan has now surpassed PBKS skipper KL Rahul (331). KL Rahul had to miss the game as he got diagnosed with acute appendicitis.

Shikhar Dhawan doesn’t take his form lightly: Sunil Gavaskar

Former Indian captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar praised Shikhar Dhawan for maintaining a top form in the IPL. While speaking to Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar reckoned that the opening batsman is a player who doesn’t take his form lightly. The veteran further commended the way how Dhawan single-handedly secured DC’s chase and led the side to a comprehensive win.

After a 63-run opening partnership with Prithvi Shaw (39) and a 48-run second-wicket partnership with Steve Smith (24), Dhawan accelerated his innings without dropping much sweat. He took DC closer to the PBKS total and remained unbeaten to finish the game, with 16 balls to spare. With no Rahul in PBKS playing XI, Dhawan also marched ahead of Punjab's regular captain to regain the Orange Cap this season. Shikhar Dhawan has so far been at his best, timing the ball and accelerating really well. The DC opener has scored 380 runs at 134.27 with 3 half-centuries in 8 games.

Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul, who was forced to sit out from the game after getting diagnosed with acute appendicitis, is sitting at the second position in the top run-scorer list. Rahul has scored 331 runs from seven games. The seven-wicket victory over Punjab Kings has taken Delhi Capitals to the top of the points table with 12 points. After the win, Delhi Capitals will next face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Ahmedabad on Saturday (May 8).

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