IPL 2021: Happy to see Shaw’s 82 knock, says fellow opener Dhawan

Ahmedabad: Delhi Capitals opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan said opener Prithvi Shaw’s 82 off 41 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday termed as ‘bigger than many centuries’.

Delhi Capitals released Dhawan’s statement on Saturday in which he said, “Shaw’s innings of 80-odd is bigger than many centuries because the manner in which he got the runs was of a different class altogether”.

“The good thing is that the entire team is doing well, and we are not depending on any one individual. There has always been someone who has taken the responsibility to win matches for us. We have a strong side, and I am glad that we are in this position at the moment,” he added.

“It was lovely to see Prithvi strike six boundaries in one over in the last game. We got 25 runs in the first over and the game was over there itself. He made the game easy for me as I didn’t have to take any risks. Prithvi was in a good flow, and he backed himself to continue scoring runs in that flow, which I think shows a lot of courage he has as a batsman,” he added.

Talking about the team’s whole performance in the competition, Delhi’s opener Shikhar said, “We are performing very well as a team this season. We have won five out of seven matches, so we are in a pretty good position at the moment”.

“The Punjab Kings are a good side. We cannot take any team in the IPL lightly. We have to make sure that we give our best and implement our plans properly every time we step on to the field. They are playing well at the moment, and we respect that, but at the same time we are looking forward to beating them and winning another match in our campaign.”

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The Delhi Capitals are ready to compete with Punjab Kings at Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday.

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