Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. Image: BCCI

In the ongoing IPL 2022, Punjab Kings batsman Shikhar Dhawan heaped admiration on newcomer Vaibhav Arora, who tore apart the Chennai Super Kings’ top order on Sunday.
PBKS rebounded back in style in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 by defeating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 54 runs. Arora returned with amazing figures of 2/21 from his four overs at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

Vaibhav Arora
Vaibhav Arora (Image Credit: Twitter)

Punjab Kings won by a comfortable margin of 54 runs over Chennai Super Kings on Sunday (April 3). At the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the defending champions were bowled out for 126 runs while chasing 181. Meanwhile, Vaibhav Arora, a youthful pacer, played a crucial role in Punjab’s victory.

His inclusion in the playing XI caused some questions at first because he was chosen over veteran pacer Sandeep Sharma, who has a wealth of IPL experience. The teenager, on the other hand, made a strong case for his decision by putting on an outstanding performance in his IPL debut. Inside the powerplay overs, he dismissed Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali, causing a stir.

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“It feels wonderful,” Shikhar Dhawan remarked during the post-match presentation. We had a fantastic comeback. It’s incredible.” In the nets, he (Vaibhav) was also causing us problems. That is why he was allowed to make his debut today. He utilized the pitch and bowled a solid line and length.”

Vaibhav Arora, PBKS
Vaibhav Arora, PBKS (Image: Twitter)

“I’m in good spirits” (about his batting). We had already lost two wickets, so we knew we had to get back on track. Liam Livingstone hit an incredible home run to take the game away from the opposition, but I knew I had to step up as well.”

“When we lost two quick wickets, we didn’t know we’d get 180, but we kept the positive attitude going. We thought we’d be in the game if we got some early wickets,” said the Shikhar Dhawan.

On April 8, the Punjab Kings will face the Gujarat Titans at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

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