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IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan Calls Axar Patel ‘Great Asset’ For Delhi Capitals

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Shikhar Dhawan, who scored his first century in Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) by remaining unbeaten on 101 termed Axar Patel as an excellent asset after Delhi Capitals defeated Chennai Tremendous Kings by 5 wickets. The all-rounder Axar Patel contributed each with bat and ball as their crew gained.

Delhi Capitals chased down 180 with a ball to spare and 5 wickets remaining after Axar Patel hit spinner Ravindra Jadeja for 3 sixes within the final over. Delhi now have reclaimed their no. 1 spot within the factors desk with 14 factors from 9 matches with 7 wins and solely 2 defeats.

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Axar Patel, Shikhar Dhawan Picture Credit score: BCCI/IPL.

Shikhar Dhawan: Me And Axar Patel Being Left-Handers Added Sure Benefit Towards Ravindra Jadeja

Axar Patel hit spinner Ravindra Jadeja for 3 sixes because the crew wanted 17 to win within the final over. Ravindra Jadeja bowled rather than Dwayne Bravo who was injured after bowling three overs.

“We knew that the wicket was gradual, once they had been batting, we received to find out about that. Our plan was to utilize the primary six overs, sadly, we misplaced two wickets, we knew we had been chasing a giant goal so we needed to rating common boundaries and all of us did an excellent job.

“180 was a superb rating, that’s why the match went until the tip, the ball was not approaching to the bat, it was stopping a bit,” stated Shikhar Dhawan in the course of the post-match press convention.

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Shikhar Dhawan. Picture Credit score: Getty Pictures

“I used to be all the time focussing on my course of, I used to be enjoying effectively, I used to be staying constructive and assured, I’ve an excessive amount of expertise behind me, I used to be analysing what photographs to usher in and particularly with expertise, I decide and select what photographs to play at what scenario,” he added.

“Sam Curran bowled very effectively within the 19th over, his yorker execution was superb, dew was additionally there so we took a bonus of that as effectively. We knew Bravo wouldn’t have the ability to bowl the final over and it might be bowled by Jadeja. We being left-handers, we had a sure benefit in opposition to Jadeja.” 

Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 101 after 2 successive fifties in IPL 2020. He now has 359 runs in 9 matches averaging 51.29.

Shikhar Dhawan: Axar Patel Has Been Nice Asset As Delhi Are Taking part in Good Cricket

Batting first, CSK scored 179/four as aside from Sam Curran and MS Dhoni, all the opposite batsmen contributed. Faf Du Plessis scored 58, Shane Watson scored 36, and Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 45 and 33 respectively.

Speaking about Axar, Dhawan stated: “Axar Patel has been an excellent asset, every time we demand good overs from him, he does the job, he’s usually very economical, having a top quality all-rounder makes a giant distinction.”

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Axar Patel. Picture Credit score: BCCI

“It’s a nice feeling, the very best factor is that we’re enjoying superb cricket, everyone seems to be doing their job and it’s a nice signal for us, all of us keep hungry and we ensure that we concentrate on the method, we guys ensure that we keep recent as effectively and never overdo issues in follow,” he added.

Axar Patel bowled economically and conceding solely 23 runs in 4 overs at an economic system price of lower than six per over. He remained unbeaten on 21 runs off 5 balls with the assistance of three sixes.

Axar Patel now has seven wickets in eight matches averaging 21.57. He has additionally scored 56 runs with the bat averaging 14.

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