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first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 9, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 23:49 IST Shikhar Dhawan with his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi (@SDhawan25 Photo)Shikhar Dhawan heaped rich praise on his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi after the Afghanistan duo played the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Eliminator despite fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.Dhawan pointed out the difficulty of being on the field while fasting but said Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi played effortlessly during the crunch match at the YS Rajashekara Reddy ACA-VCDA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.Shikhar Dhawan had moved to Delhi Capitals from Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2019 and faced his former teammates in the Eliminator. DC went on to beat SRH by 2 wickets to knock the latter out and qualify for the Qualifier 2.Dhawan posed with Rashid and Nabi after the Eliminator and shared the photograph on social media.The Delhi Capitals opener wrote: “Wishing everyone #RamadanKareem. So proud of them! It is not easy to fast the whole day & then play the match. But they make it look effortless! An inspiration for their country & the world cricket! Your energy motivates everyone to dream big. May Allah’s blessings be with you! (sic).”Wishing everyone #RamadanKareem. So proud of them! It is not easy to fast the whole day & then play the match. But they make it look effortless! An inspiration for their country & the world cricket! Your energy motivates everyone to dream big. May Allah’s blessings be with you! pic.twitter.com/xoWeXmCqZuShikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 9, 2019Dhawan suffered a rare failure with the bat in Delhi Capitals’ chase of 163 but Rishabh Pant hit a 21-ball 49 to help the team win their first-ever playoffs match in the history of IPL.advertisementOn the other hand, Rashid Khan’s brilliant spell of 2 for 15 and Mohammad Nabi’s late cameo went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad crashed out of IPL 2019.Rashid Khan removed Colin Munro and Axar Patel in the same over (15th) to put some pressure on Delhi Capitals in their chase of 163. Despite losing a couple of wickets quickly towards the end, Delhi Capitals managed to go past the finish line.Dhawan will be expected to shoulder the burden of scoring runs at the top when Delhi Capitals face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday in Visakhapatnam for a place in their first-ever IPL final.Also Read | Women’s T20 Challenge, Match 3: Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter finalAlso Read | TV aur kya! Shikhar Dhawan trolls Ajinkya Rahane in hilarious social media postAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow Rashid KhanFollow Mohammad NabiFollow IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Ramadan IPL 2019: Dhawan in awe of Rashid and Nabi as Afghan stars play while fastingDelhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan posed with his former teammates from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi after their IPL 2019 Eliminator match in Visakhapatnam on Wednesdayadvertisementlast_img

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