In his 200th IPL game, Shikhar Dhawan blazed with the bat and scored an unbeaten 88*(59) before PBKS clinched an 11-run victory in yet another last-over finish.
At the post-match presentation, Player-of-the-Match Dhawan said: “The process, I always talk about it, I focus on it. About my fitness, my approach, I keep working on those skills. Result will take care of itself.”
Talking about the pitch, Dhawan said: “The wicket was stopping a bit, I tried to go for the big shots, but I couldn’t connect. But I kept my calm. Once I get set, I can get those boundaries. That’s what I bank on. While batting first it’s about putting pressure on the bowlers and getting boundaries. We don’t have to lose too many wickets, that was our conscious effort.”
“I have become a senior in the team (laughs), I give a lot of input to the players and my captain on the field. The youngsters think a lot, sometimes they overthink, so I try to communicate with them. I talk about the law of attraction and how to achieve big in life,” the opening batter concluded.
Punjab Kings will next clash with Lucknow Super Giants on Friday.