Shikhar Dhawan Becomes 5th Batsman To Score 5000 IPL Runs
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Shikhar Dhawan Becomes 5th Batsman To Score 5000 IPL Runs

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

On Tuesday (20th October) evening, the 34-year-old Indian left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan became the fifth batsman to score 5000 IPL runs.

Shikhar Dhawan reached that feat during the 38th match of the IPL 2020, where his Delhi Capitals (DC) were playing against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai). Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer decided to bat first after winning the toss.

Before that match, Dhawan scored 4938 runs in 168 T20s. The left-handed batsman was 62 runs away to complete his 5000 IPL runs. In his 169th T20 match, where the left-handed opening batsman played his 168th T20 innings, Dhawan completed his 5000 IPL runs and became the fifth batsman to score 5000 IPL runs.

Shikhar Dhawan, 5000 IPL runs, most run-scorer
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

In this match, Dhawan scored a century as the left-handed batsman remained not out on 106 runs off 61 balls (12 fours and 3 sixes). At the end of that innings, Dhawan became the fourth most run-scorer in IPL history as he has scored 5044 IPL runs in 168 innings.

Batsmen with 5000 IPL runs

Player Matches Innings Runs scored
Virat Kohli 186 178 5759
Suresh Raina 193 189 5368
Rohit Sharma 197 192 5158
Shikhar Dhawan 169 168 5044
David Warner 135 135 5037

Shikhar Dhawan became the 3rd fastest to complete 5000 IPL runs

While Dhawan achieved this feat in 168 IPL innings, he became the third-fastest batsman to complete 5000 IPL runs. Only David Warner and Virat Kohli reached this milestone faster than Dhawan.

5000 IPL runs
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: IPL)

During the early IPL 2019, Kohli completed 5000 IPL runs in 157 IPL innings. On last Sunday (18th October), Australian cricketer David Warner broke that record after completing 5000 runs in his IPL career in only 133 IPL innings.

5000 IPL runs,
David Warner (Image Credit: IPL)

Fastest to complete 5000 IPL runs

Player Matches Innings Year to complete 5000 IPL runs
David Warner 133 133 2020
Virat Kohli 165 157 2019
Shikhar Dhawan 169 168 2020
Suresh Raina 177 173 2019
Rohit Sharma 192 187 2020

Coming back to this 38th match of the IPL 2020, Dhawan scored his 41st 50+ score in IPL career and moved up the third position in the list of most 50+ scores in IPL history.

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