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IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan Is Looking Like A Million Bucks, Says Sunil Gavaskar

Shikhar Dhawan carried his bat through the innings and ensured Delhi Capitals a victory after garnering 66 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 6 boundaries. The innings helped him get back the Orange Cap in IPL 2021.

Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan made his way back to the top of the list of leading run-scorers of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Chasing a 167-run target against Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 47-ball 66 and guided DC to a clinical 7-wicket.

Shikhar Dhawan was Delhi Capitals’ highest scorer in IPL 2020. (Courtesy of BCCI)

Shikhar Dhawan Went Past KL Rahul Who Missed The Game Due To Appendicitis As Leading Run Scorer In IPL 2021

With a total of 380 runs from 8 matches, Shikhar Dhawan went past KL Rahul (331) who missed the game after getting diagnosed with acute appendicitis.

Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul during a match vs RR on Monday (PTI Image)

After consistent performances since the inaugural edition of the IPL, India’s star opener Shikhar “Gabbar” Dhawan returned to his hometown to bolster the Delhi Capitals’ batting unit in 2019. He was brought in by Delhi Capitals in a trade-off with Sunrisers Hyderabad after the auctions.

Shikhar Dhawan Has Been In A Tremendous Form Right From IPL 2021 Start: Sunil Gavaskar

Former Indian skipper and batting great Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on Shikhar Dhawan maintaining a top form. While speaking to Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said that the DC opener is a player who doesn’t take his form lightly.

“He has been in a tremendous form right from the start of the season. He is carrying his form and he is not taking it easy at all. Sometimes, batsmen tend to take the good form for granted, get into bad habits. But he hasn’t got into any,” said Gavaskar.

“Look at some of his shots. These are the shot which has always got runs. He hasn’t tried to do anything different. These are the shots that he plays in all forms of the games, in the longer formats as well. And they are paying for him and he is looking like a million bucks,” he added.

File image of former India captain Sunil Gavaskar | AFP

Shikhar Dhawan has amassed 5577 runs averaging 35.29 in 184 matches with 2 tons and 44 fifties beside his name in IPL. He is the second-highest run-scorer after RCB skipper Virat Kohli (6076 runs in 199 matches).

Shikhar Dhawan, a consistent run-getter in the competition, was crucial in SRH’s run to the final of IPL 2018. In 2019, he scored over 520 runs and then followed it up with 618 runs in IPL 2020, where he also became the first batsman in the tournament’s history to score two successive hundreds.

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