IPL 2024: Shivam Dube hits second fastest IPL fifty

CSK’s batting explosive Shivam Dube left cricket fans awestruck as he smashed the second-fastest fifty of IPL 2024 during the CSK vs GT clash. Dube’s whirlwind knock saw him reach the milestone in just 22 balls, cementing his reputation as a formidable force in the game.

Dube’s blitz against GT Titans made him a key gun for India in the T20 World Cup to come. Speeding along those lines and with a succession of five boundaries followed by towering sixes, Dube’s innings lit up not just the audience but also the scorecard.

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Leading the charge after a stellar performance by Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dube wasted no time in asserting his dominance from the outset. His onslaught began with consecutive sixes off Sai Kishore’s bowling, setting the tone for an explosive innings.

Despite a brief stint at the crease, Dube’s blitzkrieg left an indelible mark on the match, with 2 fours and 5 sixes to his name. His ability to inflict substantial damage in a short span underscores his value as a game-changer.

Dube’s all-round skills are a perfect fit for India. At a critical moment, as the T20 World Cup starts to draw near, all eyes remain on Dube. Rahul Dravid, head coach of the Indian team, and the selectors are watching him closely, aware that this all-rounder has both bat and ball in hand to help booster the country’s fortunes.

Rachin Ravindra: It was a pretty good wicket to bat on. The new ball was coming on nicely. It was about showing some intent, good to bat with Ruturaj. The outfields in India are pretty quick, you get pretty good value for your shots. As a player you want to take down the powerplay. It (total) is slightly over par, but still it’s a very good wicket. There’s slight dew on the oufield. (Will bowl a few overs) hopefully.