To whom Dhoni gave a chance, BCCI brought him under Gill-Pandya, now created history by reaching equal to Kohli

New Delhi. Shikhar Dhawan is seen in a new role in IPL 2023. He has been made the captain of Punjab Kings. The team is facing Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match. Playing first after losing the toss, Punjab scored 191 runs for 5 wickets. Bhanuka Rajapakse, who landed at number-3, scored a half-century. At the same time, Captain Dhawan also scored an important 40 runs. In this way, he has equaled the big record of Virat Kohli. He is running out of all the three formats of Team India. In such a situation, he would like to return by performing well in the T20 league.

Shikhar Dhawan, 37, made his international debut in 2010 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Recently, BCCI released the list of central contracts. In this, Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya got promotion from Grade-C while Shikhar Dhawan remained in the old Grade-C. That is, they came down from both junior players in terms of grades. Shikhar Dhawan shared a half-century partnership with Bhanukar Rajapakse against KKR.

94 times more than 50 runs added
Talking about the history of IPL, Shikhar Dhawan has shared more than 50 runs partnership 94 times. He has reached number-1 jointly with Virat Kohli in this matter. Kohli has done this 94 times. Former Chennai Super Kings veteran Suresh Raina has done this 83 times, Delhi Capitals captain David Warner 82 and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has done this 76 times.

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Shikhar Dhawan scored 40 runs in 29 balls in the match. Hit 6 fours. He has scored more than 6 thousand runs in T20 league. Apart from him and Kohli, no other player has been able to do this. Till before this match, Dhawan scored more than 9 thousand runs in 318 matches of overall T20. Has hit 2 centuries and 66 half-centuries.

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