On Monday, the captain of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and a star player Shikhar Dhawan in the Indian Premier League (IPL) reached his 50th half-century. At the IPL 2023 match between his team and the Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, he reached this milestone. Shikhar played a careful innings in the game, scoring 57 runs in 47 balls as wickets were tumbling from the other end.
His innings included nine fours and a six. His runs had a 121.27 strike rate. He has completed a half-century of half-centuries, becoming the second Indian after Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and the third overall after David Warner (Delhi Capitals).
Well played, Shikhar Dhawan!
57 in 47 balls with 9 fours and a six. A fine knock by the captain. pic.twitter.com/66vN0ekLcG
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 8, 2023
Warner has 57 fifties overall, which is the highest in IPL history. There are fifty half-centuries of Virat and Dhawan.
With 61 such scores, including his four centuries, Warner also holds the record for the most fifty-plus scores in IPL history. In the IPL, Virat has amassed 55 fifty-plus scores, not counting his five centuries. In his IPL career, Shikhar has amassed 52, fifty-plus scores, including two centuries.
Indian players to have 50 fifties in IPL history:
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 8, 2023
Shikhar has amassed 6,593 runs overall with a strike rate of 127.16 and an average of 35.93. In his IPL career, he has amassed two hundreds and 50 half-centuries, with a top score of 106. He has scored the second-most runs in IPL history, just ahead of Warner (6,211 runs) and behind Virat (7,043 runs).
The captain has scored 349 runs so far this season at an average of 58.16 and a strike rate of 143.62. This season, he has recorded three half-centuries, the highest of which was 99*. He has scored the ninth-most runs in IPL 2023.