IPL 2022
Shikhar Dhawan Started Walking Off Before Umpire Gave Him Out
By CricShots - Apr 20, 2022 8:27 pm
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There have been very few instances when a batter had decided to walk back to the pavilion even before the umpire called him out. Punjab Kings (PBKS) opener, Shikhar Dhawan did something similar as he started walking after edging the ball to the wicket-keeper even before the umpire had adjudged him out. DC skipper, Rishabh Pant won the toss and opted to bowl first following the ongoing trend.

Shikhar Dhawan
Rishabh Pant took a sharp catch to send back Shikhar Dhawan

Both the teams made a couple of changes to their squad for the crunch game. After losing their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the match against Delhi Capitals (DC) also hasn’t started well for PBKS. Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan started well as they managed to score 27 runs from three overs. However, Shikhar Dhawan’s actions produced a remarkable incident in the fourth over of the innings.

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Lalit Yadav was bowling the fourth over and Shikhar Dhawan was at the strike on the fourth delivery of the over. He bowled a delivery outside leg-stump and Dhawan tried to paddle it but only managed to get a glove on it. Pant showed his brilliance behind the wickets and took an absolutely sharp catch. Dhawan started walking toward the pavilion even before the umpire raised his finger to announce his judgment. 

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed

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Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh

Fans took notice of Dhawan’s actions and flooded Twitter.