Shikhar Dhawan gets 5000 IPL runs, becomes the fifth batsman to achieve it

By Bet Barter

October 21, 2020

After scoring two consecutive centuries in the IPL 2020, Shikhar Dhawan has now reached 5000 IPL runs. He became the fifth batsmen to achieve this landmark. The other big names who crossed 5000 runs in IPL are Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma.

Dhawan hit a superb six over mid-wicket of KXIP’s Murugan Ashwin to achieve the landmark. The six likewise got him his fourth back to back fifty in IPL 2020. Dhawan came into this match on the rear of an unbeaten century against Chennai Super Kings.

Virat Kohli is leading the top scorer’s list at the moment. He has scored 5759 runs in the IPL so far. Kohli is followed by the former Indian batsman Suresh Raina (5368), Rohit Sharma (5158), and David Warner (5037).

Dhawan has been in superb form this IPL as his unbeaten century against CSK in the last match helped his side to an agreeable five-wicket victory.

Dhawan and Rabada are the top players for Delhi Capitals

Dhawan has been instrumental to Delhi’s prosperity so far with more than 465 runs from 10 matches with 2 hundred and two fifties at a strike-rate of 149.03. Dhawan’s incredible form has somewhat compensated for his opening partner Prithvi Shaw’s impassive run this season.

Delhi came third in IPL 2019 and is focusing on its first title this season. Other than Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada has featured for the group with the ball. Rabada leads the Purple Cap race with 21 wickets from 10 games. With Rabada in this form with the ball and Dhawan’s incredible run with the bat, it will be tough to remove them from the top two spots in the points table.

Delhi Capitals would be hoping Dhawan and Rababa to continue this remarkable form this season. It will be to see if Dhawan and Rabada can continue their form or not in the IPL 2020.

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