Mumnai, May 12: Chennai Super Kings young Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube has received much praise for hitting big sixes every time he has sent to bat higher in the batting order in IPL 2022.
In the 9 games he has played, the talented left-handed batsman from Mumbai has scored 279 runs with a strike rate of 160.34.
India’s former captain Sunil Gavaskar praised Dube for hitting those big six and stated that the team management’s decision to send him higher in the batting order is helping the southpaw to play long, impactful shots.
“His strength is his balance. He stands tall and hits the ball straight. He’s a better ball hitter and a more consistent ball hitter (this season). That’s the secret that he gets his balance back. where you try and move your foot a little too much, he’ll lose his balance and form. And most importantly, he has a responsibility to hit higher in the order, which means he’s getting more overs to hit. Previously, he used to hit down. For his previous franchises he could only play five or six overs, you can’t score too many runs when you only play five or six overs,” Gavaskar said on Cricket Live on Star Sports.
Former England cricketer Graeme Swann, referring to Dube’s unbeaten 95 from 46 balls against RCB, said the India left-handed batsman took on the responsibility of a senior player and scored strongly.
“Despite being a junior player, Shivam Dube took on the senior role and batted responsibly. One of the sixes in a row he scored in the game against RCB (where he scored 95*), it was one of the easiest sixes I I have seen in cricket”. . 102 meters over the peepholes, it was ridiculous,” Swann said.