Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a blistering half-century in the ongoing Qualifier 2 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday but even then he got trolled by Yuvraj Singh for not reviewing his dismissal in the all-important Indian Premier League 2020 clash in Abu Dhabi.
Dhawan put behind a string of low scores and roared back to form with 78 off 50 balls, his 41st half-century in the IPL but it was his wicket which caught the attention of Yuvraj.
Dhawan got out LBW to a full-toss bowled by Sandeep Sharma in the 19th over of Delhi’s innings, while trying to play a reverse ramp shot. SRH appealed and got the decision in their favour as the umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger.
Even Dhawan thought he was hit plumb in front and started to walk even before the umpire gave him out. But while he was making his way back, replays on the big screen showed that the ball had hit him outside the line of the off-stump.
Dhawan had a sheepish smile on his face as he walked back while Yuvraj immediately took to social media to troll his former teammate.
“@SDhawan25 man in form but naam to jatt ji hai… how bout drs bro ? as usual must have forgotten,” Yuvraj tweeted while also congratulating SRH bowlers for coming back strongly in the final 2 overs. “Great come back by bowlers in the last 2 overs ! Not even A single boundary scored hats off natrajan and @sandeep25a pressure game execution to the point.”
Great come back by bowlers in the last 2 overs ! Not even A single boundary scored hats off natrajan and @sandeep25a pressure game execution to the point ! @SDhawan25 man in form but naam to jatt ji hai how bout drs bro ? as usual must have forgotten game on #DCvSRH
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 8, 2020
Even Dhawan’s batting partner at the time, Shimron Hetmyer was asked about the dismissal and why he didn’t urge the Indian star to review the decision to which he replied: “I thought that LBW call was impact outside off as well, but honestly he just started walking, so next time I’ll have to make sure I call him back.”
DC BATSMEN DELIVER IN CRUNCH GAME
Dhawan was part of 2 big partnerships during his swashbuckling knock which helped Delhi Capitals post a challenging 189 for 3 from 20 overs after Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bat first at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, where teams have usually preferred to chase.
Dhawan and his new opening partner Marcus Stoinis added 86 runs in less than 9 overs before he stitched a quickfire 52-run stand with Hetmyer for the third wicket before getting in the penultimate over. Hetmyer remained unbeaten on 42 off 22 balls while Stoinis smashed 38 off 27 balls.
The winner of this match will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 final in Dubai on November 10.