The Punjab Kings recorded their fourth win in eight matches in the IPL 2022 to finish sixth in the IPL 2022 points table. The Punjab Kings beat the Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, and the center of the PBKS victory was veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan who scored 88 without losing 59 balls. In the process, Dhawan also passed 6,000 IPL runs, becoming only the second player after Virat Kohli to do so in the tournament. Following Dhawan’s heroism with the batsman, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif poured praise on the left -hander, supporting his inclusion in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup to be held later this year.
“Dhoni Thala hai, Kohli King hain aur Shikhar? 6000 IPL run, deliver under pressure, he is T20 ka Khalifa. He is supposed to play T20 World Cup. Don’t ask me where, if I become a voter, I will tell you,” tweet Kaif.
Dhoni Thala hai, Kohli King hain aur Shikhar? 6000 IPL running, delivering under pressure, he is T20 ka Khalifa. He was supposed to play the T20 World Cup. Don’t ask me where, if I’m a voter, I’ll tell you.
– Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 26 April 2022
It was Dhawan’s 200th IPL match on Monday, becoming only the eighth cricketer to achieve that success.
In terms of run-tally, Dhawan is now just behind Kohli.
Dhawan, however, managed to overtake Kohli when he reached a score of nine on Monday. The 36 -year -old is now the top runner against CSK in the IPL. He overtook Kohli, who had 949 runs in 28 innings at an average of 39.54 against four -time IPL champions CSK.
On Monday, Dhawan’s knock was in danger overshadowed by Ambati Rayudu, who hit 78 of 39 balls for CSK to bring him so close to the target.
But in the end, it wasn’t enough as CSK trailed 11 behind to remain ninth in the IPL points table with just two wins in eight matches.
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