In the Indian Premier League, Shikhar Dhawan is very successful with the bat. Gabbar has already bagged the title of one of the best batsmen of the tournament. Not in a dazzling performance in one or two seasons, but Dhawan came to the IPL with consistent runs. This time, Delhi Capital‘s left-arm opener has set a precedent in terms of continuity, which no other players have except Suresh Raina.
It can be said that in terms of consistency in the IPL, Dhawan surpassed Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and David Warner at the same time. Only Raina is in front.
Shikhar Dhawan, The run machine in IPL
Dhawan became the first batsman to cross the 400-run mark in the current IPL thanks to an effective 42-run innings against Hyderabad. He has an orange cap on his head.
With this, Dhawan scored more than 400 runs in 6 seasons in IPL. Raina has crossed the 400-run mark in the IPL nine times at most. Kohli, Rohit, and Warner have achieved that feat 7 times. In the current IPL, Rohit (250) and Kohli (203) still have a long way to go in the 400 overs.
Dhawan has crossed the 400 landmark consecutively in the last 6 seasons.
2021: 422 (Till now)
Overall, Dhawan has scored 5619 runs in 184 innings of 185 matches in the IPL. He is the second-highest run-scorer. Kohli is at the top. His collection includes 6081 runs in 192 innings of 200 matches.
It was a shock when Dhawan was left out from the T20 world cup squad. Now he is showing he was deserving too and especially at UAE pitches.