IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw shared a 138-run opening stand for Delhi Capitals.© IPL/Twitter
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw celebrated Delhi Capitals’ win in their IPL 2021 season opener against Chennai Super Kings with a dance video. In the video Dhawan is seen grooving to a song even as Shaw remains still, roleplaying the characters in the song. The video ends with a blooper as Dhawan tries to lift Shaw but fails. “Too heavy to pick,” wrote Dhawan in the caption. The two DC opening batsmen added 138 runs in just 13.3 overs in a chase of 189 runs to give their team a good start against MS Dhoni and his men.
Some cool dance moves @SDhawan25 & @PrithviShaw recap @DelhiCapitals‘ win in their first game of the #VIVOIPL and more. – By @NishadPaiVaidya #CSKvDC @Vivo_India
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 11, 2021
Shaw dazzled with 72 off just 38 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes and Dhawan made 85 off 54 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes. In the end, DC chased down the target with more than an over to spare.
Earlier, a half-century from Suresh Raina on CSK comeback and lower middle-order cameos from Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran helped their team to a competitive total of 188 for 7 after being asked to bat by Rishabh Pant, DC captain.
It was Pant’s first match as DC captain, leading in the absence of regular skipper Shreyas Iyer who is out of the tournament with a shoulder injury.
DC were without two of their strike bowlers – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, who were in quarantine on Saturday.
Axar Patel, DC all-rounder, was also unavailable after he tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.
The IPL will be played in six cities – Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi and Ahmedabad. The final will be played on May 30 in Ahmedabad.
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