PBKS star should be in India’s T20 World Cup squad says Mohammad Kaif’s “T20 Ka Khalifa.”
Punjab Kings improved to sixth place in the IPL 2022 points table with their fourth win in eight games. On Monday, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, with experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan scoring an unbeaten 88 from 59 balls. Dhawan also passed 6,000 IPL runs, becoming only the second player in the tournament to do so after Virat Kohli.
Following Dhawan’s batting heroics, veteran India cricketer Mohammad Kaif praised the left-hander and backed his selection in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup later this year.
“What about Dhoni Thala, Kohli King, and Shikhar? He is T20 ka Khalifa, with 6000 IPL runs and the ability to deliver under pressure. He should compete in the T20 World Cup. If you asked me where I would go if I were a selector, I would say, “Kaif retweeted.
On Monday, Dhawan played his 200th IPL match, making him only the eighth player to do so.
Dhawan is now only one run behind Kohli in terms of total runs.
Dhawan, on the other hand, managed to get one over Kohli on Monday when he got a score of nine. The 36-year-old is now the IPL’s leading run scorer against CSK. He eclipsed Kohli, who has 949 runs in 28 innings against the four-time IPL champions CSK at an average of 39.54.
On Monday, Dhawan’s innings was in danger of being overshadowed by CSK’s Ambati Rayudu, who smashed 78 off 39 balls to push his team dangerously near to the mark.
But it wasn’t enough in the end, as CSK lost by 11 runs to remain in ninth place in the IPL points table, with only two wins in eight games.