After registering his first IPL hundred in their last match against Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals’ destructive opener Shikhar Dhawan played another blockbuster performance to set the Dubai International Stadium to fire!
Before the match kickstarted, the toss was won by Delhi Capitals, who chose to bat first. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan came out to start the innings for their team, however, the team soon suffered a big blow after Shaw once again failed to give the best of his abilities. Prithvi failed to get going and was dismissed after scoring 7 runs off 11 balls.
Back to back 100s for @SDhawan25 ??
He is the first player to have consecutive centuries in IPL.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 20, 2020
However, Shikhar Dhawan held the game and brought the much-needed momentum to the game. He remained unbeaten till the last ball of the innings and scored a powerful 106 runs off 61 balls as he smashed the bowlers of Kings XI Punjab to all the corners of the ground. He smashed 12 fours and 3 sixes. Besides Dhawan, no other Delhi Capitals batsmen were able to score big. Riding on the performance of Dhawan, DC posted a target of 164 runs ahead of KXIP.
With his knock, Shikhar Dhawan became the only batsman in the thirteen years of IPL history to have scored back to back centuries. During his race to the second century in the past three 3 days and 13 seasons, Dhawan also crossed 5,000 IPL runs.
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ??) (@DelhiCapitals) October 20, 2020
Meanwhile, as soon as the innings came to an end, social media was already flooded with amazing posts and tweets appreciating the cricketer for his brilliant knock. From cricketers, cricket experts to fans, everyone is hailing the brilliant performance of Dhawan.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on Dhawan’s fiery performance:
Shikhar Dhawan has shown great maturity for someone who doesn't even understand the meaning of One Tip One Hand. #KXIPvDC
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) October 20, 2020
One of the reasons you always stay with Shikhar Dhawan, especially in white ball cricket, is that when he gets on a roll, he is unstoppable. And a genuine match winner.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 20, 2020
Amazing batting @SDhawan25. ??
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2020
God wanted to enjoy Cricket so he created Shikhar Dhawan ?? pic.twitter.com/R1IgEuMkJh
— Rahul (@Ittzz_Rahul) October 20, 2020
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) October 20, 2020
This Gabbar is batting like a dream @SDhawan25 Back to back ? s ‘ not easy in t20 ! Many congratulations jatt ji for becoming the only player to score 2 consecutive Tons in the ipl ! Not a hard task for @kxip but @DelhiCapitals got some bowlers ! @MdShami11 top spell ! #IPL2020
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 20, 2020
Shikhar Dhawan scored back to back centuries
Rohit Sharma : pic.twitter.com/rhFpLOFSs4
— Rohit Kashyap (@rohitcasm98) October 20, 2020
Shikhar Dhawan become first batsman ever to score back to back to hundreds in IPL history.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 20, 2020
Shikhar Dhawan becomes the first ever batsman in the history of the IPL to register back to back centuries. He didn't have a single T20 century to his name, now has 2 in 2.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 20, 2020