Shivam Dube won the first Man of the Match award by a Chennai Super Kings player in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League last night against his former franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. Dube played the best knock of his IPL career and remained not out on 95 runs in the first innings of the match at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and decided to field first. The Bangalore-based franchise got off to a great start as they picked up the wickets of Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad before the score crossed 40. Then, Shivam Dube came out to the middle and joined forces with opener Robin Uthappa.
The two batters stitched up a match-winning partnership of 165 runs to help the Chennai Super Kings finish with a score of 216/4 in 20 overs. Chasing 217 to win, RCB fell short by 23 runs despite cameos from Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai and Dinesh Karthik.
Talking to the host broadcasters after winning the Player of the Match award, Dube said:
“Yeah, definitely. Happy that contributed to the first win for the team. I think I am more focused this time. Focusing on the basics. Mahi bhai helped me to improve the game. He said I have a good base and should just focus on being still and just let the skill work in the game.”
Twitter reacts to Shivam Dube’s footwork after his 95-run innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore
Before the match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, there were debates over the footwork of Dube, with some fans saying that he may not succeed until he improves that. With the same technique, he scored 95 runs yesterday.
So here’s how the cricket fans on Twitter reacted after witnessing a special innings from Dube in IPL 2022:
Shivam Dube, bro I don't care if you move your feet or not as long as you are going to move your bat like this.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 12, 2022Advertisement
"Footwork is overrated"
– Shivam DubeAdvertisement
— ` (@FourOverthrows) April 12, 2022
Dismantling spin with 0 footwork, not everybody can do it. This guy is special.Advertisement
— Manya (@CSKian716) April 12, 2022
Don't wanna hear about any footwork again. Respect Lord Dube. https://t.co/95dZcvRIh5Advertisement
— Adarsh (@Adarsh__ash) April 12, 2022
Shivam Dube is kinda player With Minimum footwork and maximum bat Swing.
is there player with min footwork other than Shivam Dube??Advertisement
— Ashwini/ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ🇮🇳 (@AshuCric07) April 12, 2022
Shivam Dube. Get that head of yours up immediately ♥️#CSKvsRCB #shivamdube #CSK𓃬Advertisement
Waiting for footwork meme now 🥲 pic.twitter.com/4euwjdnrty
— Helloocoffeebean (@DiyaTrivedi9) April 12, 2022
Footwork is not important in T20 cricket, Shivam Dube proved it today. What an innings! #RCBvsCSK #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/8M0yFxvP8j
— Suraj Jajoo (@JajooSuraj) April 12, 2022
Shivam Dube zero footwork but 100% destruction 🔥🔥🔥
— 😎AK #MI💙😎 (@Sudharsan_ak) April 12, 2022
Dube is like Indian Chris gayle with less consistency
No footwork but unreal hitting
— Sumit 🇮🇳 (@innocent2904) April 12, 2022Advertisement
Cricketers need footwork
Not for legends like SHIVAM DUBE🔥
— D O N (@_maihundon) April 12, 2022Advertisement