hikhar Dhawan showered reward on teammate Prithvi Shaw after his spectacular knock-in Delhi Capitals’ opening match towards Chennai Tremendous Kings within the 2021 Indian Premier League. Shaw scored 72 runs off 38 balls that included 9 4s and three 6s, serving to DC to a seven-wicket victory at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Lauding Shaw’s efficiency, Dhawan stated he was comfortable to see the 21-year-old “come again as a champion” after going by means of a tough patch.
“It was pretty to look at Prithvi bat so effortlessly and timing the ball so properly. He went by means of a foul patch earlier and has come again as a champion. He did so effectively within the Vijay Hazare Trophy, scored so many centuries and a double century as effectively. And now, he has introduced the identical kind in IPL. I’m so comfortable to see him carry out that effectively,” Dhawan stated.
Dhawan and Shaw stitched a 138-run partnership for the primary wicket throughout the IPL match towards CSK, serving to DC chase down the goal of 189 with eight balls to spare.
Shaw went by means of a poor run of kind after having been picked for the Check facet throughout the tour of Australia. Nevertheless, he may solely handle scores of four and zero within the first match in Adelaide, and was dropped from the remainder of the collection, which India gained 2-1.
He was not picked for England’s tour of India which concluded proper earlier than the IPL. Nevertheless, his spectacular efficiency within the home circuit helped him make an incredible comeback within the sport. Shaw led Mumbai to carry the Vijay Hazare Trophy title, having scored greater than 800 runs in a single version of the event. He smashed 4 centuries, together with a double hundred.
Dhawan additional stated that Delhi Capitals had been feeling nice confidence after their win towards Chennai, including that there’s an “optimistic vibe within the dressing room”.
“Beginning a season on such excessive notice will increase the crew’s confidence tremendously. There’s an optimistic vibe within the dressing room now. We ready effectively for the match and every part fell into place properly. I’m very pleased with the crew’s and my very own efficiency. Wanting ahead to the following sport,” he stated.