IPL 2019: Shikhar Dhawan Is A Class Act – Sourav Ganguly
Finally, Shikhar Dhawan came to the party to deliver those two crucial points for his franchise. He knocked it brilliantly for the team to collect man of the match award against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. Meanwhile, the advisor of the team, Sourav Ganguly lauds the stylish southpaw.
The opening batsman was out of form with scores of 0, 12, 30 and 16 in his last four innings before the knock against Kolkata Knight Riders. However, he showed his worth by scoring a match-winning unbeaten 97 on the other day.
We were desperate to take Shikhar Dhawan – Sourav Ganguly
Speaking fo Shikhar Dhawan. Ganguly quoted that the stylish southpaw is a different player when he is set at the crease. Further, he went on to reveal that the franchise is desperate to bag the services of Shikhar Dhawan at any cost.
He believes that Dhawan came to the party when it mattered the most. Ganguly quoted that this is the important phase of the tournament, as a win or a loss will make a massive impact on the progress.
“It was more like a Shikhar Dhawan innings, once he gets set, he takes the game away. He is a class act. We were desperate to take Shikhar, good that he is coming off. It is an important phase of the tournament,” team advisor Ganguly told reporters at the post match press conference in Kolkata.
On Rishabh Pant playing at number 4:
Further, he also spoke on Rishabh Pant’s promotion in the batting order. Speaking of that he added that Pant is a talented player, who deserves an opportunity to bat at number 4 for the team. He also spoke on Dhawan’s form going into the ICC World Cup 2019.
“According to the situation, we pushed him up to four to gave him more opportunity to bat. He is a great talent. He is only going to better,” the former India captain said. “World Cup is a different format… and Shikhar plays very well in England. He is a fantastic one-day cricketer.”
Well, as Sourav Ganguly said, Shikhar Dhawan found the form when it matters the most. They are currently placed fourth in the points table with 4 victories in their 7 matches. Now, they will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday night at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
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