Advertisement
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals Opener Shikhar Dhawan Says He's Not Scared Of Getting Out

Delhi Capitals made short work of a 196-run target for a six-wicket win over Punjab Kings with Shikhar Dhawan hitting a match-winning 92 off 49 balls

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals Opener Shikhar Dhawan Says He's Not Scared Of Getting Out
Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals raises his bat after scoring a fifty during match 11 of Indian Premier League 2021 against Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 18, 2021. | PTI Photo/Sportzpics for IPL
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals Opener Shikhar Dhawan Says He's Not Scared Of Getting Out
outlookindia.com
2021-04-19T08:41:20+05:30

After hitting a match-winning 92 off 49 balls against Punjab Kings on Sunday in Mumbai, Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan said he made a conscious effort to improve his strike rate and was not afraid of getting out.

Highlights | Scorecard | Points Table

"It was a conscious effort from my side. I knew I have to improve on that (strike rate). Started taking more risks. Not afraid of changes, always open towards it. Not scared of getting out as well," said Dhawan, who batted at a strike rate of 187.86.

Dhawan, who smashed back-to-back hundreds in the IPL last season, is no more a certainty in India's T20 playing XI. He is now competing for an opening slot alongside Rohit Sharma in the World Cup later this year.

The left-hander said he has also been working on his stroke play.

"I have worked on a few shots. My slog shot has improved a lot. It was there earlier as well, but now I play it more freely. I'm more relaxed, having played for so many years. I don't take things for granted."

Delhi made short work of a 196-run target for a six-wicket win over Punjab in the 11th match of IPL 2021 at Wankhede Stadium. Dhawan looked in sublime form during his 49-ball knock that was studded with 13 fours and two sixes.

He was ably supported by Prithvi Shaw (32 off 15) first up and then skipper Rishabh Pant (15) and Marcus Stoinis (27 not out) as Delhi chased down 196 in 18.2 overs.

Put in to bat, Mayank Agarwal and captain K L Rahul stitched a century-run opening stand to guide Punjab to a challenging 195 for four.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

LIVE: Uttarakhand Rescue Operations | Dalai Lama Expresses Concern

LIVE: Uttarakhand Rescue Operations | Dalai Lama Expresses Concern

As many as 96 persons from Karnataka are stranded in Uttarakhand following heavy floods and landslides, of which 92 are confirmed safe.

Poonch: Locals Asked To Remain Inside As Army Plans Large Scale Operation To Hunt Down Militants

Poonch: Locals Asked To Remain Inside As Army Plans Large Scale Operation To Hunt Down Militants

Indian Army's operation comes as a retaliation to the October 11 killing of an army officer and four soldiers during an encounter in Poonch sector.

IND Vs PAK: Why ICC T20 World Cup Match Can't Be Cancelled

IND Vs PAK: Why ICC T20 World Cup Match Can't Be Cancelled

Indian politicians have called for the cancellation of India's T20 World Cup opener versus Pakistan in Dubai on October 24.

Lakhimpuri Kheri: Supreme Court Asks UP Govt To Speed Up Investigation

Lakhimpuri Kheri: Supreme Court Asks UP Govt To Speed Up Investigation

The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh govt to record statements of remaining witnesses in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

Advertisement