IPL 2020: Shreyas Iyer hails ‘unsung hero’ Axar Patel’s efforts after win over CSK

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IPL 2020: Shreyas Iyer hails ‘unsung hero’ Axar Patel’s efforts after win over CSK

In an thrilling conflict on Saturday, Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets to get again on the highest of the factors desk. Shikhar Dhawan was the star of the sport together with his maiden IPL century, whereas it was all-rounder Axar Patel, who took DC to complete line within the final over. Capitals wanted 17 runs off the ultimate over and it regarded Dhawan’s effort might go in useless however Axar Patel performed a blinder of a knock, hitting three sixes off Ravindra Jadeja to complete off the sport in fashion.

Axar performed a quick-fire 25-run knock in simply 5 balls. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer hailed the efforts of the southpaw after the sport and referred to as him the unsung hero of the facet. 

“I was very nervous, didn’t know what to say because it was getting to the last over. I knew that if Shikhar stays till the end, we will win. But the way Axar struck the ball was amazing to see. Whenever we give the Man of the Match awards in our dressing room, he is always there. He is an unsung hero. His preparation is always on point and he knows what he is doing,” Iyer stated within the post-match presentation.

Meanwhile, Dhawan slammed his maiden IPL ton after being spared by the fielders plenty of occasions. He took 58 balls for his unbeaten 101-run knock that was studded with 14 pictures to the fence and one over it.

After the sport, Iyer stated it was mesmerising to see Dhawan in full movement in opposition to CSK because it gave him respiration area because the skipper.

We’ve been gelling effectively as a crew from the primary day of our camp. We know the strengths and weaknesses of our crew very effectively. We get pleasure from one another’s progress. I simply informed one among my team-mates at present that the way in which Shikhar batted it was mesmerising to see. As a captain, that offers you respiration area that somebody can take your crew to the tip,” the DC skipper said.

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