It was Shikhar Dhawan’s evening in Dubai when Delhi Capitals confronted Kings XI Punjab within the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. After successful the toss and electing to bat, Dhawan went on a rampage towards KXIP bowlers as he began hammering boundaries, regardless of wickets tumbling on the different finish.
Soon sufficient, Dhawan went on to register his half century, and within the 13th over, he reached an enormous milestone.
Dhawan, within the third ball of Ravi Bishnoi’s over, smashed an enormous six, to take his particular person rating to 65* in 36 balls. In doing so, he surpassed the 5000-run mark, changing into solely the fifth participant to hitch the membership after Virat Kohli (5759 runs), Suresh Raina (5368 runs), Rohit Sharma (5,158 runs), and David Warner (5,037 runs).
Dhawan is the third-fastest to achieve the landmark having performed168 IPL innings to attain the feat. Only David Warner (135 innings) and Virat Kohli (157 innings) have claimed the milestone turned members of the membership faster than Dhawan.
Dhawan, later within the match, went on to create historical past as he turned the primary participant to register back-to-back tons of within the Indian Premier League in historical past. The batsman had additionally scored a ton in DC’s earlier recreation towards Chennai Super Kings.
On the again of Dhawan’s unbeaten 106-run innings, DC went on to put up a complete of 164 for Kings XI Punjab to chase. They ultimately misplaced the match as KXIP chased down the goal in 19 overs.
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