IPL 2023: Shikhar Dhawan needs no introduction to the game of cricket. In fact, he is the most underrated Indian star who has represented India across all formats of the game. The man who has some incredible records in the ICC tournaments is not currently in the scheme of things for the Men in Blue. Despite his in-and-out role in the Indian team, Dhawan has always performed well in the Indian Premier League.
He has been part of the IPL since the inaugural season in 2008. The southpaw has represented five franchises in his IPL career. He is among the most consistent batters in the IPL’s history, and Dhawan has also scored the second-most runs in the tournament. Apart from his consistency, he has also made some brilliant records in the IPL, which is very hard to overcome. So let’s check some remarkable records of Dhawan in the IPL.
Records Held by Shikhar Dhawan in the IPL
1. Most Boundaries in IPL’s history
T20 cricket is the game of big sixes and power-hitting. But still now the conventional hitting is a prime aspect. Dhawan is also among those batters who like to take on the opposition by hitting boundaries. As a result, he has most fours in the history of the IPL. Dhawan has struck 701 fours and 136 sixes in 205 innings in his IPL career. The next best is Virat Kohli with 578 fours in 215 innings.
2. Most runs in the winning cause
Dhawan is the second highest run-getter in the all-time list of the highest run-scorer in the tournament. He has scored 6244 runs in 205 innings at an average of 35.07 and a strike rate of 126.34, including two centuries and 47 half-centuries. Out of which he has scored 3789 runs in the winning cause, which is the most by any batter. Rohit Sharma, with 3600 runs, is the second-highest scorer in IPL wins.
3. Most half-centuries by an Indian
Scoring a half-century is a decent milestone for any batter. But if you can do it on a regular basis, that shows the value of the batter. Dhawan has scored the most half centuries by an Indian batter in the IPL. He has scored 47 half centuries and two centuries in 205 innings. David Warner is at the top with 55 half-centuries and four centuries.
4. Most runs against CSK and MI
When the going gets tough, the tougher get going. That’s what one can associate with Shikhar Dhawan in the IPL. Anyone can score runs against a weaker opponent and bowling lineup, but if someone can score runs against the best, it speaks volumes about the player. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are the two most successful teams in the IPL, with nine trophies between them. And Dhawan has scored the most runs against these two teams. Against MI, he has scored 871 runs in 27 innings at 39.59 and 127.71. Then, he has scored 1029 runs against CSK in 28 innings.
5. Only batter to score 450-plus runs in every season since 2016
Shikhar Dhawan has gotten better with age. That’s why he has been at his best growing with his age. Dhawan is the only batter in the IPL who has scored 450 or more runs in every season since 2016. He was part of the IPL winning SRH team in 2016. Dhawan has scored 501, 479, 497, 521, 618, 587, and 460 runs in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively.