In Dream11 IPL 2020, Shikhar Dhawan created history on Tuesday by becoming the only batsman in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) to score back to back centuries. The Delhi Capitals opener achieved the feat in an IPL 2020 match against the Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday (October 20).
Dhawan completed his century in just 57 deliveries and he remained unbeaten on 106 off 61 balls against KXIP which included 12 fours and three sixes. Interestingly, the 34-year-old smashed an unbeaten ton in his last match as well against Chennai Super Kings and notably it was his maiden IPL century.
He scored 101* off 58 balls to help DC successfully chase 180-run target with five wickets in hand against CSK.
Meanwhile, cricket fraternity and fans took to Twitter to congratulate Dhawan for his historic feat.
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
Shikhar Dhawan’s last four innings at #IPL2020 (most recent last):
— ICC (@ICC) October 20, 2020
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
— Manish Dhakeria (@manishdhakeria) October 20, 2020
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— Varthik Singh (@LuNaTiC_Varthik) October 20, 2020
— Dilip 🐎 (@imdilips) October 20, 2020
Interestingly, Dhawan is the only second Indian and the fifth player overall to score multiple centuries in a single season.
Moreover, during the innings, Dhawan also entered an elite club of veterans.
He became the fifth cricketer and fourth from India to have completed 5,000 runs in the IPL.