Shikhar Dhawan from PBKS reached a milestone in IPL by surpassing 6000 runs in the tournament. PBKS was playing against CSK when the cricketer achieved this milestone. Earlier, Virat Kohli was the only player who had more than 6000 runs.
IPL 2022: Shikhar Dhawan becomes the second player to score 6000+ runs in the league
Shikhar Dhawan reached this milestone in his 200th IPL match. He’s the 8th cricketer to play his 200th match in the tournament. In terms of runs, he’s the only player behind Kohli. Kohli has a total of 6,402 runs in 215 matches. Kohli is not having a great time as a batter in IPL, so if Shikhar pushes himself a little harder he may become the highest run-scorer in IPL.
Players with the most runs in IPL
- Virat Kohli (6,402 runs)
- Shikhar Dhawan (6000+ runs)
- Rohit Sharma (5,764 runs)
- David Warner ( 5,668 runs)
- Suresh Raina (5,528 runs)
However, Dhawan surpassed Kohli for another massive record when he touched the score of nine against CSK on Tuesday. He is now the highest run-getter against CSK in IPL. He surpassed Kohli, who has 949 runs in 28 innings at an average of 39.54 against the four-time IPL champions CSK.
Dhawan hasn’t been playing in the Indian team for the past two years but fans expect him to make a comeback very soon.
Speaking on his future with the Indian team, Dhawan said that “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 told NDTV during the launch of Shikhar Dhawan Foundation.
It will be interesting to see if Shikhar Dhawan is able to break the record of Virat Kohli in terms of the highest runs scored in IPL in this edition.