The Royal Challengers Bangalore were the first franchise to sign Shivam Dube at the IPL Auction. They roped in the southpaw after his exploits in domestic cricket. However, the all-rounder failed to get going and could not contribute much to the team. As a result, he was released ahead of the 2021 season. Rajasthan Royals signed him next.
Dube showed glimpses of his domestic form while playing for the Rajasthan Royals, but he was inconsistent. This year, the Chennai Super Kings bought him at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The decision has proven to be a masterstroke so far as Dube has scored big for the Chennai-based franchise in the matches that he has played.
Earlier tonight while playing against his former franchise, Dube registered his career-best score of 95. He had a chance to complete the first hundred of his Indian Premier League, but the Chennai Super Kings star could not connect the last ball well. He needed six for a century but could not score. He got one run and ended with 95.
Talking to the host broadcasters at the end of the first innings, the all-rounder said:
“Just keeping it simple. Nothing special. Just watching the ball. I’m used to this ground, so I was just trying to be disciplined in my batting. (On what MSD said to him before the final ball) Just keep calm and keep watching the ball. Nothing else. It’s still pretty dry today. That’s good for us.”
Twitter reacts to Shivam Dube’s stupendous performance against the Royal Challengers Bangalore
Dube played a fantastic knock for his new team tonight at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. He showed that he can do well at the IPL level as well. His innings consisted of five fours and eight sixes. Here’s how the fans on Twitter reacted to his innings:
One good thing to come out of CSK this IPL is Shivam Dube #CSKvsRCB
— 💛Samar Pratap🇮🇳 (@Samarpratap1207) April 12, 2022Advertisement
Shivam Dube deserves the standing ovation, CSK lost 4 consecutive matches, they were 36 for 2 from 6.4 overs and then came Dube storm and scored unbeaten 95 runs from just 46 balls. Take a bow, Dube. pic.twitter.com/ShDIWeoY66Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 12, 2022
Shivam Dube in #IPL2022:
Best batsman of Chennai Super Kings this season. pic.twitter.com/dsvc19lfwR
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 12, 2022Advertisement
What a madness by Shivam Dube, 95 in just 46 balls with 8 sixes. A ridiculous hitting by both him and Uthappa, a class show. pic.twitter.com/AzjevNyxfbAdvertisement
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 12, 2022
Shivam Dube, remember the name 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/lJBmFXcBO0
— Dhoni Army TN™🦁 (@DhoniArmyTN) April 12, 2022Advertisement
Shivam Dube. Get that head of yours up immediately ♥️Advertisement
— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) April 12, 2022
What an Innings from Shivam Dube. He scored 94 runs from 46 balls including 5 fours and 8 Sixes against RCB. When he came to bat CSK 36/2 and now CSK 215 runs in 20 Overs. Incredible Innings Shivam Dube. pic.twitter.com/Iz4EA3e1eH
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 12, 2022Advertisement
Shivam Dube remained unbeaten at 95*(46).Advertisement
What a knock!👏Advertisement
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 12, 2022
Shivam dube genbaazo ko le Doobe;). Top top shot making.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 12, 2022Advertisement
Shivam Dube is the only batter with 50+ Avg and 150+ SR among batters who have faced a minimum of 100 balls at this stage of #IPL2022.Advertisement
His exact numbers so far:
207 Runs | 51.75 Avg | 176.92 DR#CSKvRCB
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) April 12, 2022Advertisement