Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar was hugely impressed by Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 69 against Punjab Kings on Sunday. Dhawan’s knock helped Delhi win their sixth game of the season and top the points table. The innings helped him get back the Orange Cap in IPL 2021. With a total of 380 runs from 8 matches, Dhawan went past KL Rahul (331) who missed the game after getting diagnosed with acute appendicitis.
While speaking to Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said that Shikhar Dhawan is a player who doesn’t take his form lightly.
“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,” said Gavaskar.
Gavaskar further said that Shikhar Dhawan is looking like a million bucks and someone who can do no wrong at the moment with his game. Dhawan has been scoring runs regularly for his IPL franchise and has been giving them consistent starts.
Shikhar Dhawan Is Looking Like Million Dollar Bucks: Sunil Gavaskar
“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.
Delhi’s win against Punjab on Sunday night was their sixth of IPL 2021. They are currently topping the points table while Punjab Kings languishing at the bottom of the table. The Delhi vs Punjab game was the first of the reverse fixtures in IPL 2021.
Meanwhile, as per reports in Cricbuzz, Monday night’s game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore has been postponed over COVID-19 concerns. The new date for the match will be announced on Monday afternoon, the GCA members have been told.