Shikhar Dhawan On Verge Of Entering An Elite T20 List
It wasn’t a good phase for Shikhar Dhawan in his cricketing career. Firstly, he was ruled out of ICC World Cup 2019 owing to an injury, later, failed to find his form in West Indies. However, he made a comeback in the run-scorer list during the second game at Mohali. Now, he is on the cusp of entering the club that has Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
Shikhar Dhawan needs just four runs to complete 7,000 runs:
Shikhar Dhawan scored a brilliant fifty and looked all set to bag a man of the match trophy. But, all of a sudden, he walked back to the pavilion, as David Miller pulled out an absolute ripper at long-on.
Dhawan, who has scored 6,996 runs in T20 cricket needs just four runs to complete 7,000 runs in the shortest format. If he manages to do so, he will become only the fourth Indian following Kohli, Suresh Raina, and Rohit to reach the landmark in T20s.
Shikhar Dhawan would love to finish the task tonight by smashing the remaining 4 runs to enter the club. Going by the current form, Dhawan might get those runs with ease unless any surprise deliveries from South Africa bowlers.
Overall, Dhawan will be the 15th player to cross 7,000 in T20. Meanwhile, Shikhar’s fellow opening partner, Rohit Sharma is just eight runs away from Kohli’s feat. Kohli has 2,441 runs in T20I cricket, while Sharma has 2,434 runs.
India continued their winning run in T20Is as they defeated South Africa in the 2nd T20I in Mohali. The skipper Virat Kohli led his side from the front as he hammered an unbeaten 72 to help the men in blue chase down the easy total of 150 in 19 overs on a good batting track. Shikhar Dhawan played a supporting role with the bat, scoring 40 in 31 balls.
India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match by registering a comprehensive 7-wicket win the 2nd T20I at Mohali. The first match of the series was washed out without a ball being bowled at Dharamsala. The final T20I will be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.