Records Shikhar Dhawan can script in Indian Premier League 2022
Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the most sought-out batters in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has scored in excess of 450 runs in each of the last six editions of the tournament. He would don the Punjab Kings' (PBKS) jersey for the first time. The 36-year-old has a few upcoming milestones to achieve in IPL 2022. Here we decode the same.
- Dhawan is one of the most bankable batters in IPL.
- He fetched himself a price of Rs. 8.5 crore in the IPL 2022 auction.
- He was earlier a part of Mumbai Indians (2009-10), Deccan Chargers (2011-12), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2013-18), and Delhi Capitals (2008, 2019-21).
- Across 192 appearances, Dhawan has amassed 5784 runs at an average of 34.84.
- He holds 2 hundreds and 44 fifties.
Dhawan (5,784) is second only to Virat Kohli (6,283) in terms of most runs scored in the history of IPL. He needs 216 runs to breach the 6,000-run mark in the tournament. He could be the second Indian player and overall to achieve the landmark. Notably, Dhawan tops the batting chart with the most runs as an opener in IPL.
Dhawan is second only to David Warner (50) in terms of the fifties struck in the Indian Premier League. To date, he has racked up 44 half-centuries. He could get past 50 fifties in the forthcoming edition of the tournament. Dhawan, who's currently with two hundreds to his name, also could equal Sanju Samson (3) in the century tally.
Notably, Dhawan (654) has smashed the most number of fours in the cash-rich tournament. He stands heads and shoulders above Virat Kohli (546) and David Warner (525) who occupy the second and third spots respectively. In terms of sixes, he currently has 124 and could make his way to the 130-sixes mark in IPL 2022.
Dhawan (192) could be the seventh player overall to make 200 or more appearances in IPL. Meanwhile, in the head-to-head between teams contested to date, Dhawan (908) is second only to Virat Kohli (948) among the batters with the most runs against Chennai Super Kings. He also could end up with 700 runs against RCB and become the seventh batter to attain the feat.
PBKS would be involved in a juicy affair in their maiden game of the season against RCB. The match is scheduled to take place on March 27 (Sunday) at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. It will be the first double-header of IPL 2022 and will commence at 7:30 PM IST. Dhawan's experience with the willow would of great significance to PBKS.