Shikhar Dhawan News
Rohit, Bumrah among key India players rested for South Africa series; Dhawan, Pandya in line for captaincy
The T20 rubber against the Proteas will start in the national capital on 9 June with the remaining matches being held at Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and Bengaluru respectively
The Englishman showed great athleticism to send back an in-form Shikhar Dhawan to the dugout during the powerplay overs.
It was a much-needed win for Punjab, who have struggled for consistency this season with five wins and as many losses.
Punjab produced a much-improved display against the defending champions on Monday, posting a competitive 187/4 on the board that they would later go on to successfully defend
Dhawan reached this milestone while playing against Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium on Monday. Dhawan scripted history in the second over of the game. He hit a single off Maheesh Theekshana’s delivery.
Two veterans of Indian cricket - Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu - stole the limelight with their brilliant batting in the CSK vs PBKS encounter.
Shikhar Dhawan doesn’t have the persona to be too conspicuous, so he is often not remembered, and that is not restricted just to the fans or the media, it filters down to the cricket board decision-makers as well.
Punjab Kings, however, made three changes to their playing XI as they brought in Shahrukh Khan, Nathan Ellis and Vaibhav Arora. Rishi Dhawan, who had last made an appearance back in 2016, made a comeback.
IPL 2022: CSK has shown signs of recovery, but flawed batting strategy doesn’t allow prolonged revival
In light of a failed retention strategy, poor auction plans and worse batting form from two retained players, Chennai is only left to make-do of whatever it is left with.
Check out photos from IPL 2022 match between CSK and PBKS.
Dhawan hit nine fours and two sixes in his 59-ball superlative unbeaten knock to power Punjab to 187 for 4 after being asked to bat.
Chennai Super Kings have won two out of their seven matches so far while Punjab Kings are a touch better with three victories from seven outings.
Here's a look at past instances of batters scoring multiple centuries in one Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
IPL 2022: 'High time MI brings their A game'; Twitter reacts as Mumbai Indians lose 5th successive match
Mumbai Indians needed their top order to get going, but after a brisk start Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma both fell in quick succession.
Presently, Dhawan has 871 runs in 27 matches against MI. Former Chennai Super Kings player Suresh Raina is at the second spot with 824 runs against the Rohit Sharma-led side
A target of 199 looked imminently chaseable when teenagers Dewald Brevis (49 off 25 balls) and NT Tilak Varma (36 off 20 balls) were at the crease but Punjab bowlers did well enough to restrict MI to 186 for nine at the end of 20 overs.
Dhawan is currently the fifth highest in the list of most fours hit in T20s. The record for most fours is currently held by the legendary Chris Gayle.
Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to continue with their risk-taking approach despite mixed returns when they take on Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Friday.
IPL 2022 Punjab Kings preview: Formidable top-order the key as unbalanced PBKS seek drastic turnaround
Along with Dhawan and Agarwal, there will be a plenty of pressure on Bairstow to have a 500 run season if Punjab are to qualify for the final.
IPL 2022: 'Not going to be easy', Sunil Gavaskar on Mayank Agarwal taking over as Punjab Kings skipper
Sunil Gavaskar stated that it would be a tough task for Mayank Agarwal to helm the team in the new season as PBKS have often failed to utilise their talent properly.