IPL 2022: 10 Best Tweets On Shikhar Dhawan’s Fiery Knock Against GT

Opener Shikhar Dhawan played a perfect anchor role innings to guide Punjab Kings to a victory against the rampant Gujarat Titans, handing Hardik Pandya‘s team only their .second defeat of the season. Punjab, who had won just one of their last four matches, got back to winning ways and now have 10 points in 10 games, positioned fifth on the points table.

PBKS bowlers had done commendably well to restrict the Gujarat total to 143. Chasing a below-par target, PBKS, though, lost the out-of-form Jonny Bairstow for just 1 run as the move to promote the Englishman at the top failed today.

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Skipper Mayank Agarwal took a demotion and sent in Bhanuka Rajapaksa, opting to replace the aggressor in Bairstow with the aggressor in Rajapaksa, aiming to keep up with the tempo they had decided before the season.

While the Sri Lankan took on the attack rapidly, smashing 40 runs off 28 balls, Shikhar Dhawan played a sedate second fiddle role. He got regular boundaries while also was smart in rotating the strike.

Dhawan was smart in attacking Gujarat’s weaker links: after stroking Sangwan for a couple of classy strokes, Dhawan whacked a four and a six to Alzarri Joseph. The left-hander got fours to the GT pacers while was cautious in dealing with Rashid Khan. He brought up his half-century – third of the season – with a crisp straight drive four to Ferguson, off 38 balls and has been the spine of Punjab’s chase.

While Rajapaksa got dismissed, Dhawan needn’t take any such risks as Liam Livingstone tore in Mohammed Shami, carting the seamer for 28 runs, including launching a ridiculous 117-metre six, and completed the chase.

Dhawan remained unbeaten on 62 off 53 balls, his knock including 8 fours and a six, providing the freedom to the Rajapaksa and Livingstone to play their natural game.

Netizens were in all praise for this smart knock from the experienced Shikhar Dhawan, who now averages 46 this season having scored 369 runs.

Here are some of the best tweets in praise for Shikhar Dhawan:

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