IPL 2020, KXIP vs DC: Shikhar Dhawan Becomes Fifth Batsman To Cross 5000 IPL runs
IPL 2020, KXIP vs DC: Shikhar Dhawan became the fourth Indian after Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to cross 5000 runs in IPL.
Shikhar Dhawan became the fifth batsman to cross 5000 IPL runs
He is the fourth Indian to the landmark after V Kohli, S Raina, R Sharma
Dhawan got to the landmark in style, with a six over mid-wicket
Shikhar Dhawan crossed 5000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during his innings for Delhi Capitals against Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday in Dubai. Dhawan got to the milestone with a six over mid-wicket off the bowling of KXIP's Murugan Ashwin. The six also got him his fourth consecutive fifty-plus score in IPL 2020. He came into this match on the back of an unbeaten century against Chennai Super Kings. Dhawan has become the fifth batsman to score more than 5000 runs in the league. Virat Kohli leads the list of top scorers with 5759 runs followed by Suresh Raina (5368), Rohit Sharma (5158) and David Warner (5037).
Dhawan has been in good touch this IPL as his unbeaten century against CSK in the last match helped his side to a comfortable five-wicket victory.
Delhi sit atop the points table at the moment with 14 points from nine completed matches and look set for a place in the final four.
Dhawan has been instrumental to Delhi's success so far with over 465 runs from 10 matches with two hundred and two fifties at a strike rate of 149.03.
Dhawan's form has somehwat made up for his opening partner Prithvi Shaw's indifferent run this season.
Delhi finished third in IPL 2019 and are aiming for their maiden title this season. Besides Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada has starred for the team with the ball.
Rabada is the owner of the Purple Cap with 21 wickets from 10 completed matches with best figures of 4 for 24.