Last Update on: April 17th, 2022 at 02:33 pm
Punjab Kings player Shikhar Dhawan has scored second-most runs throughout the entire existence of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The left-handed batter has 5,981 runs to his name from 197 matches and he is presently addressing the Punjab Kings in the 15th edition of IPL. This season, he has been able to score 197 runs from five games with his top score being 70.
He Is Mr IPL For Me: Graeme Swann On Punjab Kings Batter
Former England spinner Graeme Swann has termed him as “Mr. IPL” and he also said that Dhawan is in the form of his life. “Clearly he’s (Shikhar Dhawan) in a form of his life. I mean he’s been playing a pink suit gear dog in the TATA IPL. I mean he is Mr. IPL (for me) and I love watching every minute of him bat like that (when he’s in his elements),” Swann said on Star Sports’ show Cricket Live.
Commending the wide scope of shots the senior left-handed batter has in his collection, the former England spinner asserted that we are seeing ‘Classic Dhawan’ in the current season of the money rich league.
“As soon as Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot over extra cover for a six early on in his innings, you know he’s in for a good time. And these are some vintage Shikhar Dhawan shots. He’s brilliant down the ground, brilliant over the square, that little ramp over the top, a flick to the leg side. He’s amazing,” said Swann.
Punjab Kings are at the fifth spot in the IPL points table with three victories from five matches. The side presently has six points.
Punjab Kings will next face SunRisers Hyderabad on Sunday at 3.30 P.M.