‘My Strategy Backfired’ Shikhar Dhawan admits mistake After loss to LSG

'My Strategy Backfired' Shikhar Dhawan admits mistake After loss to LSG

Punjab Kings Captain Shikhar Dhawan, revealed that one of the main causes of their defeat against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 56 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 was his decision to play with an extra spinner. With seven available bowling choices, Punjab Kings chose to bowl first.

However, they ultimately gave up 257/5 runs. Punjab has a number of speed bowlers but no spinner. We forfeited too many runs. When he was dismissed, I thought the ball (which didn’t come on quickly to the bat) went straight to the fielder. I thought my decision to play with an additional bowler went awry. Today we didn’t get a spinner. I’m learning from it.

We couldn’t send him (SRK) ahead because Livi Livingstone and even Sam Curran were around, according to Shikhar Dhawan, who said after the game.

Punjab gave a solid chase and scored at a respectable rate, but they ultimately crumbled for 201 because to the strain of needing to go at roughly 13 runs per over after playing catch-up for the whole of their innings.

Sikandar Raza’s (23 off 14) and Liam Livingstone’s (36 off 22) explosive English performances weren’t enough to offer the hosts a realistic chance at the aim. Despite Atharava Taide’s impressive 66 off 36 balls, his first fifty-plus score in the IPL, the Punjab club was unable to cross the finish line thanks to his late lunge for the goal.

Shahrukh Khan’s final wicket was taken by Yash Thakur as PBKS were bowled out in the game’s 20th over. At 201 in 19.5 overs, the PBKS innings eventually came to an end.