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Shikhar Dhawan is in impeccable form since the last two games in the IPL 2020. The opener notched up two consecutive centuries to become the first player in the 13-year-long IPL to achieve the feat. However, his tremendous knock went in-vain as Kings XI Punjab won the match by five wickets.

The Punjab franchise, chasing a target of 165 runs, lost their top-order – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle quite early. Nicholas Pooran held the fort for KXIP and was well supported by Glenn Maxwell to help KXIP cross over the line. The victory ensure KXIP to stay alive in the competition.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Credits: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra reveals the adjudicator who named Shikhar Dhawan the POTM

Dhawan hit an unbeaten 106 off 61 balls. His knock was laced with 12 boundaries and three hits over the fence. Though his team ended on the losing side, he was named  the Player of The Match for his sensation hitting. Aakash Chopra, via a series of tweets, revealed who was the adjudicator behind the call.

“Delighted that Shikhar Dhawan was man of the match. Sometimes we place too much emphasis on having a player from the winning team. Perfect choice,” Harsha Bhogle tweeted.

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“CC: @chopraanjum,” Aakash Chopra responded. 

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Anjum Chopra. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Former India captain Anjum Chopra, a part of the IPL 2020 commentary panel, replied to the exchange of tweets with smileys.

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To which, Harsha Bhogle said, “So do I now know who the adjudicator was?”

To which, Aakash Chopra replied “A Chopra”

IPL 2020 will be played entirely in UAE due to the pandemic situation forcing the cricket board to host the tournament away from India. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah will be the three venues used for the tournament.