Punjab Kings’ player Rishi Dhawan had a pretty decent at the office against Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. In fact, he was missed out on the last five editions of the cash-rich IPL. However, this time around, he was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 55 lakh in the mega auction.
The Punjab-based franchise recruited his services for his all-round efforts for Himachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He aggregated 458 runs in 8 matches where he slammed 5 half-centuries. Besides that, he took 17 wickets to his name.
His complete performances helped Himachal Pradesh to win their historic Vijay Hazare Trophy title. Rishi Dhawan made a terrific comeback to the Indian Premier League. The cricketer was seen donning a safety shield during the game against CSK, which was one thing that fans took notice of it.
Rishi Dhawan dismisses Shivam Dube to take his first wicket after 5 years in IPL
He sustained a nose injury during Ranji Trophy and made an impact in his first match this season. It didn’t take much time for Rishi Dhawan to announce his arrival in the IPL. He took his first wicket after a gap of 5 years and it really meant a lot to him. Dhawan dismissed Shivam Dube in the last ball of the 7th over.
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Dube has been the in-form batter for CSK this season and dismissing him at the right time turned out to be a good thing for PBKS. Dube departed after scoring 8 off 7. Later on, Rishi Dhawan went on to dismiss former CSK captain MS Dhoni in the last over. Dhoni was looking so dangerous and was trying his best to take the team over the line.
However, Dhawan kept things under control by getting rid of MS Dhoni in the last ball of the last over. Punjab Kings won the game by 11 runs and successfully completed the double over CSK. Earlier, PBKS got the better of CSK by 54 runs in the reverse fixture.