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Shikhar Dhawan’s revelation after Punjab Kings’ close defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad

In a thrilling encounter between Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings lost by 2 runs, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. In an interview after the match, captain Shikhar Dhawan highlighted the key moments that led to their defeat. Punjab Kings team had missed the target of 183 runs set by Hyderabad in Mullanpur. Let’s look at Dhawan’s revelations and the implications for Punjab Kings in IPL 2024.

A close encounter between Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan said that on Tuesday we were out of the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad due to losing quick wickets in the first 6 overs. Let us tell you that Punjab Kings had to suffer a 2-run defeat at the hands of SRH in the 23rd match of IPL 2024.

In the match played at Maharaja Yadvindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Sunrisers Hyderabad, batting first, scored 182 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Punjab Kings team could score 180 runs after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.

What Shikhar Dhawan said:

Shikhar Dhawan

Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma played brilliant innings. I believe we allowed them to score a good score. Unfortunately we could not score runs in the first 6 overs and that is why we lost the match. This defeat hurts us deeply. There wasn’t much help from the pitch so everyone had to come up with a better plan.

When we got out, we should definitely have changed our strokes. I believe that if we had restricted them to 10-15 runs less, the result would have been different. We batted poorly. For top order it is necessary to perform. We will bounce back after this defeat.

Batting Performance:

Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma
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It was good to see Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma that the youth came and took up the responsibility. There was hope the whole time in the dugout that we could finish the match. Hats off to both of them for taking the match so close. Both of them gave us confidence and hope for the next match. We have to do better in some areas and will come back with improvement.

room for improvement:

Despite the defeat, Dhawan expressed optimism about his team’s ability to make a strong comeback. He praised the resilience shown by young players Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma, which instilled confidence in the team’s future performance.

Marks table position:

Punjab Kings team is at sixth position in the points table of IPL 2024. Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab Kings have played 5 matches so far, winning two and losing three. At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad team is at fifth position in the points table with 3 wins in 5 matches.

conclusion, Shikhar Dhawan’s candid assessment of Punjab Kings’ performance provides valuable insight into the team’s strengths and areas for improvement. As the competition heats up in IPL 2024, Punjab Kings will look to learn from their mistakes and bounce back in the upcoming matches. With the unwavering determination of the captain and the collective effort of the team, fans can expect an exciting journey for Punjab Kings in the tournament.

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