Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) opener Shikhar Dhawan was bowled out on a golden duck during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Qualifier 1 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 22. Dhawan was bowled out on the first ball of the first over of SRH’s innings.
Deepak Chahar started the proceedings for CSK as he bowled a superb out-swinger to Dhawan. The left-handed batsman tried to push the delivery but ended up dragging it back onto his stumps, off the inside edge.
Following Dhawan’s dismissal, Twitterati trolled him and advised him to focus on his batting rather being socially active.
Dhawan turns off the Gabbar modehttps://t.co/u0LxddvsTo
— Faizal Khan (@faizalkhanm9) 22 May 2018
Here are some of the reactions:
Duck Out… You should have focused on game rather than Twitter…. pic.twitter.com/W9DqwgrS0E
— Surya (@surya_maduri) 22 May 2018
Kya faida Bhai…. First ball pe out ho Gaya..
— Dileep Kumar (@Dileep418) 22 May 2018
Not everyone has big match temperament like MSD and Gautam Gambhir. Shikhar Dhawan disappoints again !!!
— kameshs saksena (@kameshsaksena) 22 May 2018
Shikhar Dhawan scored a Rohit Sharma today #SRHvCSK
— Deepak (@deepuzoomout) 22 May 2018
Most ducks in playoff matches in IPL:
3 – Suresh Raina
3 – SHIKHAR DHAWAN*#SRHvCSK
— #MS Dhoni Big Fans (@MSD_Lover) 22 May 2018
Earlier, CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and invited SRH to bat first.
Chennai made only one change to their squad. Shane Watson came in for Sam Billings. Hyderabad, on the other hand, are playing with the same squad.
The winner of this encounter will qualify for the finals while the losing side will face the winner of eliminator between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Meanwhile, SRH are struggling at 70/5 in 12.1 overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami(w), Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi.