Shikhar Dhawan in motion throughout PBKS vs CSK IPL 2022 match.© BCCI/IPL
With a single off Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spinner Maheesh Theekshana at cowl on Tuesday, Punjab Kings (PBKS) opener Shikhar Dhawan reached the place solely Virat Kohli had gotten earlier than. The left-handed batter is now solely the second participant after the previous Indian cricket group captain Kohli to attain 6000 runs within the Indian Premier league (IPL). Dhawan reached the mark in his 2 hundredth match within the IPL. He can also be the eighth cricketer to play so many IPL video games.
In phrases of run-tally, Dhawan is at present solely behind Kohli. The former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Kohli has amassed 6,402 runs (215 matches) in IPL. Following Kohli and Dhawan are Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma (5,764), Delhi Capitals’ David Warner (5,668) and Suresh Raina (5,528).
However, Dhawan has surpassed Kohli for an additional large file when he touched the rating of 9 in opposition to CSK on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is now the best run-getter in opposition to CSK in IPL. He surpassed Kohli, who has 949 runs in 28 innings at a mean of 39.54 in opposition to the four-time IPL champions CSK.
Later, Dhawan went on to attain his second half-century in IPL 2022. During the course of the match, he additionally grew to become the third Indian after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to attain 9000 T20 runs.
Dhawan has been in an out of the Indian group within the final two years, and was additionally not part of India’s squad for the T20 World Cup final 12 months.
Speaking on his future with the Indian group, Dhawan stated that the door is all the time open, and it solely comes all the way down to the performances of the person.
“If you perform well, the doors are always open. The call lies with selectors, I am enjoying my journey. I have been performing well and I am enjoying my cricket,” the veteran batter had advised NDTV through the launch of Shikhar Dhawan Foundation.
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