Mumbai: Team India's Gabbar Shikhar Dhawan's performance in IPL continued this time as well. Even though his team Punjab Kings finished eighth in the points table after the end of the league round, Dhawan's bat continued this time as well and he managed to cross the 400-run mark once again in the season. Dhawan scored 39 runs in 32 balls against Hyderabad on Sunday.
Total 460 runs scored in the season
In the current season, Dhawan scored 460 runs in 14 innings of 14 matches at an average of 38.33 and strike rate of 122.66. Including 3 half-centuries. His best performance of the season was an unbeaten 88. With this performance, he finished fourth in the season after Jos Buttler (629), KL Rahul (537), and Quinton de Kock (502) as the leading run-scorers till the end of the league round.
Second Indian to score 400 runs in seven consecutive seasons
Shikhar Dhawan scored more than 400 runs for the seventh time in a row on the strength of his impressive performance in the fifteenth season of the IPL. Suresh Raina and David Warner have been able to do this in IPL before him. Dhawan has managed to score 400 runs in IPL in seven consecutive seasons since 2016.
In this way, Dhawan has become the second Indian and third player to achieve this feat. Suresh Raina became the first player to do so, he did it for seven consecutive years between 2008 and 2014. At the same time, Warner, who was Dhawan's teammate in Hyderabad, was successful in doing so from 2013 to 2020. In the year 2021, Warner had to sit in the dugout for most of the time and he missed out on doing so for the eighth time in a row.