Shikhar Dhawan completed his 50th IPL half-century and joined the elite club of Virat Kohli, David Warner, and others during IPL 2023. The Punjab Kings skipper completed his 50th 50-ball fifty in his IPL career against Kolkata Knights.
A Cautious Knock
Shikhar played a vital role in the match as wickets fell from the other end. He carefully knocked out 57 runs in 47 balls, including nine fours and a six. His strike rate was 121.27 with runners in scoring position.
Entering the Exclusive Club
After Virat Kohli, Shikhar is now the second Indian after the great David Warner to have completed a half-century and the third overall. David Warner has the most half-centuries in IPL history with 57. Virat has 50 half-centuries and Shikhar 50.
Warner also holds the IPL record for the highest number of fifties with 61, including 4 centuries. Virat has 55 fifty-plus scores in IPL, including five centuries. Shikhar has 52 fifty-plus scores in his IPL career, including two fifties.
Shikhar’s overall IPL career To date
Overall, in his IPL career to date, Shikhar has scored 6,593 runs at an average of 35.93 runs and a batting average of 127.16. He has scored two centuries and 50 half-centuries, with his best performance being 106. He is the second-highest run-scorer in IPL history after Virat (7043) and Warner (6211).
Current season performance
This season, Chehal averaged 58.16 runs per game, with 143.62 runs scored for 349 runs. He has scored three and a half centuries this season with 99*. In IPL 2023, he is the 9th highest run scorer.
The match against Kolkata Knight Riders
Against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Chehal played a crucial role in helping the Punjab Kings to a comprehensive 179/7 win. Shikhar and Jitesh Sharma (21) are set to put PBKS back in the game after slumping to 53/3 in the powerplay. SRK (21*) and Harpreet Brar (17*) scored 36 runs in the last two overs and 21 in the penultimate over to give PBKS a respectable finish.
However, the score fell short as Kolkata Knight Riders won by a stunning five runs, led by captain Nitish Rana Andre Russell and Rinku Singh’s furious 50.
IPL 50th Half-Century for Shikhar Dhawan
Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan hit a half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) against the Kolkata Knights (KKR) at Eden Kolkata. He reached the milestone when he hit a conservative 57 off 47 balls, including nine fours and a six. He has a strike rate of 121.27 on the run. It Is quite a feat for Dhawan as he is the second Indian after Virat Kohli and the third to complete a half-century after David Warner.
Dhawan joined an exclusive club of athletes to score 50 runs in their 50th match. Only Virat Kohli (Bengaluru Royal Challengers) and David Warner (Delhi Capitals) have scored 50+ runs in their 50s.
- Virat and Dhawan have both scored 50+ runs with their 50+ fifties.
- Warner holds the IPL record for most fifties with 57. He has scored 61 runs in IPL matches with 4 centuries.
- Dhawan has played 50+ matches in IPL and has scored 52 runs with 50 catches. He has played more than 55 matches in IPL with 5 centuries.
Dhawan has risen in the tournament rankings due to his consistent IPL performances. He currently ranks second in IPL history behind Virat Kohli (7,043 runs) and ahead of David Warner (6,211 runs).
Dhawan has scored the ninth most runs in IPL 2023 this season. He has been in great form and has played several crucial innings for his club. His commitments with the bat will be essential if Punjab Lords desire to come to the end of the season games.
The 50th half-century in IPL history by Shikhar Dhawan is a crucial turning point in his cricket career. It takes a lot of effort to join David Warner and Virat Kohli’s exclusive club. Shikhar has established himself as a player to watch in IPL cricket due to his impressive statistics and reliable performances. Even though Punjab Kings lost to Kolkata Knight Riders, Shikhar’s assistance in getting his team to a respectable total cannot be understated.
Shikhar has made a total of 6,593 runs in IPL so far, scoring 35.93 runs with a strike rate of 127.16 and had scored 2 centuries and 50 half-centuries, with his best score being 106. Shikhar is currently the second-highest run-getter in IPL history behind Virat Kohli (7043 runs) and David Warner (6211 runs).