Irfan Pathan, a former Indian cricketer, took to Twitter to compliment Punjab Kings ahead of their incredible start against table-topping Gujarat Titans in the 48th match of IPL 2022. He also lauded Rishi Dhawan for dismissing Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya with a brilliant delivery.
“The ‘Game Plan’ worked for Punjab. Bowling 4-5th stump line against Hardik. Well done Rishi Dhawan.”
Rishi Dhawan bowled the 7th over and dismissed Hardik Pandya for 1 in 7 balls, giving Punjab Kings a great start. Rishi delivered an amazing shot that showed he was really getting out of his own. Hardik has had to exit as he had an outside edge.
The Gujarat Titans have established themselves as the franchise to defeat in the 2022 Indian Premier League, and have a record of extracting victories from seemingly impossible situations.
Hardik has so far collected 308 runs in the league after returning from an extended layoff and has guided the team from the front.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, has been unreliable, losing five of their last nine games and needing to refocus in order to make the playoffs.
The GAME PLAN worked for Punjab. Bowling 4-5th stump line against Hardik. Well done Rishi Dhawan.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 3, 2022