IPL 2022: Shikhar Dhawan Scores 1000 Fours In T20s, Becomes First Indian Batter To Do So

Updated - 09 Apr 2022, 12:12 AM

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: IPL)

During Punjab Kings (PBKS) match against the Gujarat Titans (GT), Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian batter ever to score 1000 fours in the shortest format of the game.

He achieved the feat when he smashed GT pacer, Lockie Ferguson, for a four in the 5th over of Punjab’s innings on Friday. With that, he now joins an elite list of batters to have breached the 1k mark.

Among Indians, Virat Kohli is next with 917 while Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina come in at No. 3 and 4 having scored 875 and 779 fours respectively.

Virat Kohli
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Dhawan now stands among four other players to have smashed as many boundaries. Chris Gayle leads the way with 1132 fours in 463 matches while Alex Hales is next with 1054 runs in 336 games.

Dhawan’s T20 career has been a long-lasting and successful one. So far, he has scored over 8500 runs while playing for several franchises in the IPL as well as for the Indian team at the international level.

Chris Gayle, CPL 2021
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He is also the second-highest scorer in the IPL with 5880 runs, only behind Kohli’s tally of 6341 runs. Notably, Dhawan has scored 1759 runs in 68 T20Is for India as well.

Batsmen with Most 4s in T20 cricket:

Chris Gayle – 1132 in 463 games

Alex Hales – 1054 in 336 games

David Warner – 1005 in 314 games

Aaron Finch – 1004 in 348 games

Shikhar Dhawan – 1000 in 307 games*

Most 4s in T20 cricket among Indian cricketers:

Shikhar Dhawan – 1000*

Virat Kohli – 917

Rohit Sharma – 875

Suresh Raina – 779

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IPL 2022 PBKS vs GT Punjab Kings (PBKS) Shikhar Dhawan