- Dhawan grabs the orange cap back
- Completed 400 runs in IPL 2021
- He scored 42 off 37 balls
This is the sixth consecutive season that Dhawan has scored 400 runs in the IPL. Dhawan has scored over 400 runs in the IPL in all eight seasons. This is an achievement that even superstars like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma cannot achieve. Dhawan is the third IPL player to score 400 runs in six consecutive seasons.
Dhawan has previously been joined by Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina and Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David Warner. Raina achieved this feat in the 2008 to 2014 seasons. Warner scored more than 400 runs in seven consecutive seasons from 2013 to 2020.
Dhawan had scored 380 runs, including three fifties, at the halfway point of the IPL. He is currently on 422 runs from 9 matches. His average is 52.75. Dhawan has not been included in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup to be played in the UAE and Oman in October. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are India’s openers. Ishan Kishan is also considered as the reserve opener.
There are fans who believe that India will have to pay a heavy price in the World Cup for not considering Dhawan who is playing in sparkling form. Dhawan is generally a good scorer in major tournaments. But Dhawan’s injury, fitness and age all backfired. He is currently considered for the ODI team only in the national team as he is not considered in T20 cricket either.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad easily defeated Delhi Capitals again to top the points table. In just 17.5 overs, Hyderabad beat Delhi by 134 runs. Delhi scored 139 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Shreyas Iyer, who returned from injury, was the team’s top scorer. Shreyas Iyer scored 47 off 41 balls. Rishabh, the captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, scored 35 off 21 balls.
Rajasthan with incredible victory; Punjab without shock !!