Left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan added another milestone in his cricketing career by completing 4, 000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Dhawan managed to achieve the feat during the Qualifier 2 game played for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He also became the seventh player in the history of Indian Premier League to achieve the milestone.
Dhawan has been in good form this season for Sunrisers Hyderabad and scored 437 runs in 14 innings at an average of 39.7. The others batsmen that have scored 4,000 runs in the history of Indian Premier League are Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. Australia’s David Warner is the only foreign player to be on the list.
The left-hander missed a couple of games in the first half of the 2018 Indian Premier League after suffering from an elbow injury during the game against Kings XI Punjab. He struggled with form after regaining full fitness from an injury sustained against Kings XI. Dhawan brought up the milestone in his trademark style by launching a delivery off Kolkata pacer Prasidh Krishna for a big six.
Shikhar Dhawan started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils in 2008. The left-hander did showcase his talent with the bat and scored 340 runs in the inaugural season of the league. In 2012, Dhawan produced his best returns with the bat and scored 569 runs in 15 innings with five half-centuries to his name. He was third on the list of leading run-scorers in 2012 Indian Premier League. Dhawan will be keen to put in a big performance in the finals of the competition to help Sunrisers clinch their second title.
Dhawan produced a rare failure in the previous game against Rajasthan Royals. The left-hander will be keen to make an impression in the finals against Chennai only if Sunrisers win this game against Kolkata.