DC is doing well as a team, not relying on any one person: Shikhar Dhawan

Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan feels that Delhi Capitals are enjoying a successful IPL campaign as the team is functioning as a well oiled unit and is not dependent on any one person.

Rishabh Pant and his men have won five of the seven matches played and the league leaders are second in the points table than the Chennai Super Kings.

“We are doing very well as a team this season. We have won five of seven matches, so we are in a very good position right now,” Dhawan said in a DC media statement.

“The good thing is, the whole team is doing well, and we are not relying on any one person. There has always been someone who has taken responsibility for winning matches for us.

“We have a strong side, and I’m glad we’re in this position right now,” he said.

Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in their previous match. Opener Prithviraj Shah lit the match with 82 off 41 balls.

Dhawan, who got the best seat in the house when Shah hit six fours in an over against KKR, showed a lot of courage in his innings.

“In the last game Prithvi was very happy to make six boundaries in a single over. We got 25 runs in the first over and the game ended there. He made the game easier for me as I did not have to take any risk.

“Prithvi was in good flow, and he supported himself to continue running in that stream, which I think gives him a lot of courage as a batsman.

“His 80-odd innings are bigger than many centuries, because the way he runs is a completely different class,” he says.

The Delhi Capitals will take on the Punjab Kings in their next match here on Sunday.

“The Kings of Punjab are on the good side. We cannot take any team lightly in the IPL. Every time we enter the field we have to deliver our best and execute our plans properly,” Dhawan said.

“They are playing well right now and we respect that but, at the same time, we look forward to beating them and winning another match in our campaign.”


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