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Shikhar Dhawan becomes the first Indian to reach 1,000 boundaries in T20 cricket

Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian to cross 1,000 boundaries in T20 cricket on Monday as he smashed eight sixes and two fours to lead Mumbai Indians to a thrilling nine-run victory over Gujarat Lions. Dhawan became the first Indian batsman to score 1,000 sixes in T20 internationals. Check Shikhar Dhawan becomes the first Indian to reach 1,000 boundaries in T20 cricket

He had a total of 1512 runs in this season, which is an all-time record for a batsman in T20 cricket. Shikhar Dhawan has become the first Indian bowler to reach 500 boundaries, but he is yet to play a Test match. His performance so far has made him the most valuable player of IPL 2016 and has received the honorary Best Overseas Player award from BCCI.

During his career, he also became only one of three players who have scored more than 2000 runs and taken less than 100 wickets with an average higher than 20 in T20 cricket.

Shikhar Dhawan has 997 fours in his T20 career and there is no one else in the world who could have achieved this achievement, he has a lot of records to his name. The Indian opener has scored 14 fifties and 11 hundreds in his T20 career. He was the highest run scorer in IPL 2014 and also in 2015. In T20 World Cup 2016 Shikhar scored 516 runs and he was the Top Run Scorer of the tournament.

He has the record to his name that only two players has scored more runs than him, one is Rohit Sharma with 1,279 fours and second is Virat Kohli on 1,437 fours, but it is easy for Shikhar Dhawan to reach these landmarks easily by continuing his great form.

Shikhar Dhawan Complete Details

Real Name Shikhar Dhawan
Birth Date 5th Dec 1985
Born Place New Delhi, India
Batting Left-Handed
Bowling Right-arm off-break
Role Opening Batsman
IPL team Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan T20 Cricket Stats

Batting:

Innings: 66
Not Outs: 3
Aggregate: 1759
Highest Score: 92
Average: 27.92
50s: 11
100s: 0
Ducks: 2
4s: 191
6s: 50
Balls Faced: 1392
Scoring Rate 126.36
Opened Batting: 66
Top Scored in Innings: 14
% of Team Runs Scored: 17.33

As mentioned in the above details in the previous match Shikhar Dhawan has become the first Indian batter and 5th overall to hit 1000 boundaries. In his 15 years of cricket career, he has scored more than 8850 runs in T20 cricket.

Players with most 4’s Indian

Shikhar Dhawan – 1000
Virat Kohli – 917
Rohit Sharma – 875
Suresh Raina – 779
Dhawan has topped the record for the most boundaries scored in the premier T20 League after smashing more than 665 boundaries which is unbeatable by any other player.