Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday created historical past by scoring back-to-back a whole bunch within the Indian Premier League within the ongoing Match 38 in opposition to Kings XI Punjab in Dubai.
Dhawan grew to become the one participant within the IPL’s 13-year historical past to attain the feat, as he introduced up his 2nd successive T20 hundred off 58 balls after DC received the toss and opted to bat first in opposition to KXIP on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium.
Dhawan actually, went on to play via the 20 overs and completed with 106 not out off 61 balls with 12 fours and three sixes.
His knock acquired quite a lot of reward on social media as he introduced up his 2nd IPL hundred within the 19th over to assist DC put up 164 for five in 20 overs.
Former DC all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was one of many first to want Gabbar, who did not have a single 100 in T20 cricket in 264 innings earlier than smashing 2 in a row in a matter of some days in IPL 2020.
“This Gabbar is batting like a dream @SDhawan25 Again to again Hundred’s not straightforward in t20 ! Many congratulations jatt ji for changing into the one participant to attain 2 consecutive Tons within the ipl ! Not a tough job for @kxip however @DelhiCapitals received some bowlers ! @MdShami11 prime spell ! #IPL2020,” Yuvraj tweeted.
This Gabbar is batting like a dream @SDhawan25 Again to again s ‘ not straightforward in t20 ! Many congratulations jatt ji for changing into the one participant to attain 2 consecutive Tons within the ipl ! Not a tough job for @kxip however @DelhiCapitals received some bowlers ! @MdShami11 prime spell ! #IPL2020
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 20, 2020
One of many causes you at all times stick with Shikhar Dhawan, particularly in white ball cricket, is that when he will get on a roll, he’s unstoppable. And a real match winner.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 20, 2020
Congratulations brother man @SDhawan25 on changing into the primary participant to attain again to again centuries in IPL. Option to go, hold shining! Have an exquisite season forward#DCvsKXIP
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 20, 2020
Superb batting @SDhawan25.
Has at all times been enjoyable to look at you bat. #KXIPvDC #IPL2020
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2020
He got here, he noticed, he ‘sau’ and he ‘sau’ as soon as once more #Gabbar @SDhawan25 pic.twitter.com/qlhU41FpQs
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) October 20, 2020
Shikhar Dhawan’s final 4 innings at #IPL2020 (most up-to-date final):
— ICC (@ICC) October 20, 2020
Dhawan additionally accomplished 5000 IPL runs within the course of to develop into the fifth batsman after Virat Kohli (5759), Suresh Raina (5368), Rohit Sharma (5158), and David Warner (5037) to enter the 5k membership within the match.
Not solely this, however Dhawan additionally toppled Warner from the 4th spot on the checklist of the very best run-scorers within the IPL and accomplished 400 runs for the season, which is just behind KL Rahul’s present tally of 540 runs in 10 matches.
Along with his again to again a whole bunch, the 34-year-old additionally grew to become solely the fifth batsman to attain at the very least 2 centuries within the league. Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla and Shane Watson are the opposite four batsmen within the elusive checklist.