DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan continued his stellar batting performance in IPL. He went all guns blazing against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the opening fixture. The 35-year-old smashed a 37-ball 42 and reinstated his place in IPL 2021 Orange Cap. The development days after his snub from the upcoming T20 World Cup. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports & Hotstar.
Shikhar Dhawan overtook Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul to reclaim his spot in the IPL 2021 Orange Cap table. He also completed 400+ runs in the ongoing IPL 2021. The right-handed batsman has so far slammed 4 half-centuries in the tournament. His stellar performance has helped DC win 6 out of 8 matches so far. He is expected to take DC to glory and finish the unfinished work in the last edition of IPL in UAE. Delhi had emerged as runner-up in the last IPL final.
IPL 2021 Orange Cap List: DC’s Shikhar Dhawan on top –
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“I’m enjoying wearing the cap, I’m enjoying the way I’m timing the ball. Not very true, this surface, it stopped a bit, and we had to plan the game according to the wicket. So it was good to go out there and secure a win. I consciously made an effort to increase the tempo and strike-rate, because I wanted to be impacful player for my side. It was just about the execution. Absolutely enjoying being at the top of the table,” Dhawan said post-match as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Dhawan had also amassed 618 runs in 17 matches for DC in the last season. It had also featured a couple of centuries. Back-to-back excellent knocks could help him being considered in the T20 World Cup if any main player gets injured.
This is the sixth consecutive season in which Shikhar Dhawan has scored 400-plus runs in IPL. #DCvSRH
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) September 22, 2021
Notably, Dhawan is the second-highest run-scorer for IPL after Virat Kohli. He has slammed 45 fifties in the cash-rich league. Can he guide DC to glory in IPL 2021? Follow us to find out.
T20 World Cup snub
Dhawan had missed his place in the 15-member squad as KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were considered favourites. He was not even included in the reserve as selectors cited his drop as a much-needed break. The decision was taken even he had led the second-string India squad in the recently-concluded limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. He had slammed 46, 46 and 0 in the T20 series.
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