Shikhar Dhawan completes 6000 runs in IPL, becomes 2nd player after Virat Kohli to achieve the milestone | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings opener Shikhar Dhawan achieved a big milestone on Monday as he became the second player to complete 6000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Dhawan, who needed just 2 runs to get to the landmark, joined Virat Kohli in the elite list, who was the only player to have attained the feat.

Dhawan, who also played his 200th match in IPL, reached the 6000-run mark with a single off Maheesh Theekshana on the first ball of the second over of the Punjab innings.

In the 8 innings played in the 15th edition of the cash-rich league, Dhawan has 302 runs to his name that included two fifties, which he hit against Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings respectively.
Dhawan, who was bought by PBKS during the mega auction for Rs 8.25 crore, has scored two centuries and 46 fifties so far in his IPL career.

The former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Kohli is sitting right at the top on the most runs list with 6,402 runs to his name followed by Dhawan (6086), Rohit Sharma (5,725), David Warner (5,668) and Suresh Raina (5,528).
Most runs in IPL

Player Matches Runs 100 50 Highest Score
1 Virat Kohli 215 6402 5 42 113
2 Shikhar Dhawan 200 6086 2 46 106*
3 Rohit Sharma 221 5764 1 40 109*
4 David Warner 155 5668 4 52 126
5 Suresh Raina 205 5528 1 39 100*

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