IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan overtakes Suresh Raina, becomes second-highest run-scorer in IPL history

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals ace batsman Shikhar Dhawan leapfrogged Suresh Raina to regain the second spot on the list of most run-scorers in the Indian Premier League history. Dhawan is also the current Orange Cap holder with 311 runs in IPL 2021.

Dhawan achieved this feat en route his 46-run knock during Delhi Capitals’ emphatic seven-wicket win over Kolkata in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Dhawan also regained the IPL 2021 Orange Cap as he has now scored 311 runs in seven innings of IPL 2021.

IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan overtakes Suresh Raina; With 5508 runs, Dhawan presently sits at the 2nd spot on the list of most run-getters in IPL after Virat Kohli’s tally of 6041 runs. During his 46-run knock, Dhawan also became only the second cricketer after Kohli to get past the 5500-run mark in IPL history.

Raina, who is part of the CSK squad for IPL 2021, now sits at the 3rd spot with 5489 IPL runs in his account.

Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw hit a stupendous 82 off just 41 deliveries to help the Capitals gun down 155 against KKR in 16.3 overs. Dhawan too got among the runs as he scored 46 off 45 balls and stitched a crucial 132-run opening stand with Shaw. Dhawan fell four short of a half-century, trapped leg before by Cummins.

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“Prithvi was playing amazing, was lovely to watch from the other end. At the same time, we were getting so many runs, I didn’t think of taking too many risks and played to the game situation.

“I just have to play my role according to the situation and that’s what I did. I made a conscious effort to bring up my strike rate because I knew this game needed that. There was no need for me to take any risk today,” Dhawan said after the match.