Delhi Capitals’ opener Shikhar Dhawan has started peaking with the bat at a correct time, taking his run-tally of 465 runs in IPL 2020. Shikhar Dhawan’s 465 runs are only second to KL Rahul’s amount of 540 runs in the cash-rich league this year. The stylish southpaw remains confident of turning into gold whatever things he touches.
Shikhar Dhawan showed a glimpse in the first few matches of his exploits; however, could not convert the 20s and 30s into big scores. At present, the 34-year old is the only batsman to amass two consecutive centuries in the history of the tournament when he did so against Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. However, the latter resulted in a losing cause.
Shikhar Dhawan underlined that he does not concentrate on the critics and does not wish to listen to what others have to say about his performances. Dhawan has confidence in the hard work and the preparations that he has put in so far, firmly believing that whatever he touches will turn into gold.
“I like to stay happy, don’t like to take stress. Firstly what people say doesn’t reach my ears and I don’t wish to listen to what is being said and secondly, I love playing and it gives me joy. I know the hard work I have done and how fit I am and the preparations that I have done. I have full faith in me that whatever I touch I will turn it into gold,” Dhawan stated as quoted by ANI News.
“What matters in T20s is how important those 30 runs were” : Shikhar Dhawan
The Delhi batsman revealed having a chat with Ricky Ponting and wanted to play a little fast. Dhawan stated that his 20s and 30s were impactful enough and that is what matters in the shortest format. And by god’s grace, the left-hander went on to reach triple figures and gained confidence after getting to fifties.
“Ricky said that I was batting well and I knew I wanted to play a little fast. I had a discussion on that also with him. I was happy with the 20s and 30s because they were impactful. What matters in T20s is how important those 30 runs were. I thought I was playing the role of the opener. The moment I got fifties, I gained in confidence and then by God’s grace I scored the centuries,” he added.