Twitter Imagines Dhawan's Reaction After Ingram Denies Him Maiden IPL Ton With a Six
While there was plenty of time for Shikhar Dhawan to hit his maiden IPL ton (and in all T20 cricket), Colin Ingram smashed a six on the penultimate ball of 19th over, helping Delhi Capitals register a thumping victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.
Image by PTI.
Dhawan, who had accumulated only 152 runs in 6 innings at an average of 25.33 and strike rate of 116.03, meant only business when he came out to bat against KKR in front of a packed stadium.
The 33-year-old left-hander smashed 11 boundaries and two maximums in his stunning knock but missed out on a century in the 19th over of DC's chase.
Shikhar Dhawan's innings today isn't just a shot in the arm for #DelhiCapitals. It bodes well for India too. He needed the runs.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 12, 2019
Needing only 12 runs from the last 2 overs, Colin Ingram took the charge and belted 14 in 6 balls to seal DC's consecutive victory in the IPL. While there was plenty of time for Dhawan to hit his maiden IPL ton (and in all T20 cricket), Ingram smashed a six on the penultimate ball of 19th over, when the visitors required 5 to win in 8 deliveries. Dhawan remained unbeaten on 97.
Seeing Dhawan miss out on a well-deserved century, cricket fans on Twitter couldn't help but imagine his reaction after being denied the triple figures by Ingram's match-winning six.
Dhawan at the presentation : " Century doesn't matter as long as I help the team to get over the line, It's just a number." pic.twitter.com/j6BVC0y7e3— Akki (@CrickPotato1) April 12, 2019
Shikhar Dhawan to Colin Ingram after Ingram hit that six pic.twitter.com/nK7TAdQ0MX— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) April 12, 2019
Dhawan will uninstall Instagram today. 😂#DCvKKR— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) April 12, 2019
But what was Dhawan's real reaction?
“I knew it could have been my first T20 hundred but the team goal is more important and so I took that single rather than taking a big risk,” Dhawan said during the post-match presentation.
Shikhar Dhawan again displayed the “team-before-individual” attitude.— Tejas Mehta (@itejasmehta) April 12, 2019
Batting at 97, his partner Ingram ended the match with a 6 with an over remaining.
Image 1: Applauding the 6
Image 3: Smiling
Bravo!@SDhawan25 #KKRvDC #DCvKKR pic.twitter.com/hCb5BxSdAc
Colin Ingram smashed it with the six when Dhawan needed 3 runs to register his maiden T20 century and Shikhar was the first one to applaud the winning shot...— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) April 12, 2019
Delhi Capitals won the match by 7 wickets with 7 deliveries to spare. With this victory, DC has climbed to 4th spot in the IPL points table.
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