After consistent performances since the inaugural edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), left-handed batter Shikhar Dhawan returned to his hometown to bolster Delhi Capitals’ (DC) unit in 2019. After a fruitful stint with the Rishabh Pant-led side, Dhawan has now moved to Punjab Kings (PBKS).
The 36-year-old was bought by the Preity Zinta-owned franchise for INR 8.25 crore during the 2022 IPL auction.
Dhawan, a consistent performer in the competition, is Punjab’s second-highest run-getter so far in the ongoing IPL 15. Giving fans more glimpses of the star Indian opener, the official social media handle of PBKS has shared a funny video starring Dhawan.
In a candid chat with Punjab’s insider Shashi, Dhawan opened up about getting rejected by a girl during his early days. Taking a trip down memory lane, the southpaw also revealed how he reacted after the girl turned down his proposal.
“Once I proposed to a girl and she rejected me. She used to play at that time and had a dark face tone. So, you know what I said? I told her that you have rejected the Kohinoor diamond,” recalled Dhawan.
Fun is bound when Shikhar is around! 😉
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 6, 2022
Punjab Kings lost a thriller against Gujarat Titans
All-rounder Rahul Tewatia pulled off a stunner for Gujarat Titans (GT) as he took his side to a 6-wicket win in a last-ball thriller at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium on Friday, April 8.
After Shubman Gill’s 59-ball 96, things looked bleak for GT as he got out in the penultimate over. Things got down to a point where GT required 12 runs off the last two balls, and Tewatia – who had played just one delivery earlier – smacked back to back sixes off Odean Smith to hand PBKS their second defeat in the ten-team tournament.
Batting first, hard-hitter Liam Livingstone carried his sublime form as he smacked a quick half-century to take PBKS to a competitive total of 189/9.