Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday created history by scoring back-to-back hundreds in the Indian Premier League in the ongoing Match 38 against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai.
Dhawan became the only player in the IPL’s 13-year history to achieve the feat, as he brought up his 2nd successive T20 hundred off 58 balls after DC won the toss and opted to bat first against KXIP at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Dhawan in fact, went on to play through the 20 overs and finished with 106 not out off 61 balls with 12 fours and 3 sixes.
His knock received a lot of praise on social media as he brought up his 2nd IPL hundred in the 19th over to help DC post 164 for 5 in 20 overs.
Former DC all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was one of the first to wish Gabbar, who didn’t have a single 100 in T20 cricket in 264 innings before smashing 2 in a row in a matter of a few days in IPL 2020.
“This Gabbar is batting like a dream @SDhawan25 Back to back Hundred’s not easy in t20 ! Many congratulations jatt ji for becoming the only player to score 2 consecutive Tons in the ipl ! Not a hard task for @kxip but @DelhiCapitals got some bowlers ! @MdShami11 top spell ! #IPL2020,” Yuvraj tweeted.
Dhawan also completed 5000 IPL runs in the process to become the 5th batsman after Virat Kohli (5759), Suresh Raina (5368), Rohit Sharma (5158), and David Warner (5037) to enter the 5k club in the tournament.
Not only this, but Dhawan also toppled Warner from the 4th spot on the list of the highest run-scorers in the IPL and completed 400 runs for the season, which is only behind KL Rahul’s current tally of 540 runs in 10 matches.