Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan believes that the Delhi Capitals’ team is enjoying the success so far in the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they are playing together in perfect harmony and not dependent on a single player. Huh. Led by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, the team has won five of their seven matches and are second in the table after Chennai Super Kings.
Dhawan said, “Our team is strong and I am happy that we are in a good position at the moment.” Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in their previous match. In this match, Prithvi Shaw played a quick innings of 82 runs in 41 balls. When Sawan hit six boundaries in the first over of the match, Dhawan was standing with him at the other end of the crease.
He said, ‘It was fantastic to see Prithvi hitting six fours in one over in the last match. We had scored 25 runs from that over and the match was in our grip from there. It also made the game easier for me as I did not have to take any risk. His innings of almost 80 runs is equivalent to many centuries because the way he scored was of a different level in itself. On Sunday, the team faces the Punjab Kings and Dhawan does not want to make the mistake of scoring them less.
He said, ‘Punjab Kings are a good team. We cannot take any team lightly in the IPL. We have to make sure that we give our best every time we step on the field and implement our plans properly. ‘ Dhawan said, ‘They are playing well right now and we respect that. However, we are hoping to beat him and win another match in our campaign.