IPL 2023: Gabbar’s bat is going well, became the third batsman to score a fifty

New Delhi. For 37-year-old Shikhar Dhawan, age is just a number, nothing more. In IPL-2023, ‘Gabbar’ is not only playing but has troubled the opposition bowlers with his performance. Despite growing old, there has been no decrease in Shikhar’s enthusiasm and liveliness. Leading the Punjab Kings in IPL 2023, the swashbuckling batsman scored 57 runs (9 fours, one six) off 47 balls in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday and completed his fifty in the tournament. .

Dhawan is only the third batsman to achieve this feat. However, despite this achievement of Dhawan, Punjab Kings had to face a 5-wicket defeat on the last ball against KKR.

Most fifties in Warner’s name

Talking about IPL, only David Warner has scored more half-centuries than Dhawan. Warner is number one in terms of half-centuries, he has so far scored 59 half-centuries and four centuries in the tournament. In terms of half-centuries, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan are at number two. Both of them have scored 50-50 half-centuries. Since Virat has also scored five centuries in the IPL, his number of 50+ scores in the tournament is 55, while Dhawan, who scored two centuries, has 52. Dhawan has so far played for Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings in the IPL. And has represented Sunrisers Hyderabad and scored 6593 runs in 214 matches at an average of 35.83 and a strike rate of 127.15.

349 runs scored in this season
In the current season of IPL, Shikhar has scored 349 runs in 8 matches at an average of 58.16 and an excellent strike rate of 143.62, remaining unbeaten twice. He has scored three half-centuries during this period and his unbeaten 99 runs has been his highest score of this season. In IPL-2023, Dhawan has so far hit 47 fours and 10 sixes.

Rinku wins KKR by hitting a four on the last ball
Batting first in Monday’s match, Punjab Kings scored 179 runs losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. Apart from Captain Dhawan’s 57 runs, Jitesh Sharma and Shahrukh Khan scored 21-21 runs. Playing in reply, KKR won the match on the last ball with the help of captain Nitish Rana’s 51, Jason Roy’s 38, Andre Russell’s 42 and Rinku Singh’s unbeaten 21 runs. In the 19th over of the innings, Russell made the way to KKR’s victory easier by hitting three sixes off Sam Karen. Later, on the last ball of the 20th over, Arshdeep Singh hit a four and took the team to victory.

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