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IPL 2022: Shikhar Dhawan walks back without waiting for umpire’s signal

Shikhar Dhawan
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Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most vibrant personalities in the game of cricket. The left-handed batter could often be seen celebrating catches in his signature style, he never loses a smile even after getting out.

This time, Shikhar Dhawan has won the hearts of cricketing fans once again with a beautiful gesture against Delhi Capitals. In the game of cricket, we rarely see cricketers upholding the spirit of the game given the inflated competition. However, there have been instances where the batters have walked back to the dugout without waiting for the umpire’s decision.

In such an instance, Shikhar Dhawan returned to the pavilion after edging the delivery to the wicketkeeper. The Delhi-born batter didn’t wait for the umpire’s decision and walked off even before the umpire could adjudge him out.

Shikhar Dhawan and Punjab Kings fail to get going

Searching for their 3rd win of the season, Delhi Capitals won the toss and invited Punjab Kings to bat first. Soon their decision turned out to be a good one as Lalit Yadav strangled Shikhar Dhawan behind the wickets.

On the 4th delivery of the fourth over, Dhawan tried to pull a short delivery off the leg stump. However, he could only manage a faint inside edge as Rishabh Pant completed a brilliant grab behind the wickets.

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Once Shikhar Dhawan was gone, Punjab Kings kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Only Jitesh Sharma showed restrain in the middle with a decent knock of 32 runs off 23 delivers. However, no other batter spent a substantial time in the middle as the Kings were bundled out for 115/10 in 20 overs.

At the time of the writing, Delhi Capitals were off to a flyer as David Warner and Prithvi Shaw have added 59 runs in 4 overs. And Delhi Capitals require 57 runs in 96 deliveries to win the game.

With this win, Delhi Capitals will jump to the 6th place in the points table with three wins and three losses in six matches.


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