IPL 2022: Mohammad Kaif Posted Why Shikhar Dhawan Is “T20 Ka Khalifa”

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Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has showered praises on the veteran left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan as he opined that he should be a part of Team India‘s squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which will take place in Australia.

Talented Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is playing for Punjab Kings in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, has been in some terrific form off-lately. He is currently the third-highest run-getter in the ongoing season of the IPL, having scored 302 runs at an average of 43.14 and a strike rate of 132.45.

Kaif’s comments came after Dhawan proved his mettle in the tournament once again as he scored an unbeaten knock of 88 runs off 59 balls against Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings on Monday at the Wankhede Stadium.

Dhawan played a crucial role for his side as he remained unbeaten after his knock. During his knock against Chennai Super Kings, Dhawan also became only second cricketer after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli to score 6000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League.

Meanwhile, impressed with his consistent performances, Mohammad Kaif took to his social media and hailed the brilliance of the stylish opener. He wrote:

Dhoni Thala hai, Kohli King hain aur Shikhar? 6000 IPL runs, delivering under pressure, he is T20 ka Khalifa. He should play T20 World Cup. Don’t ask me where, if I was selector, I would tell you,” Kaif tweeted.

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Sharing his views on the valuable knock against CSK, Dhawan said: “Once I get set, I can get those boundaries, that’s what I bank on. While batting first it’s about putting pressure on the bowlers and getting boundaries. We don’t have to lose too many wickets, that was our conscious effort. I have become a senior in the team (laughs), I give a lot of input to the players and my captain, on the field. The youngsters think a lot, sometimes they overthink, so I try to communicate with them. I talk about the law of attraction and how to achieve big in life.”

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