Dhawan achieved the feat as he brought up his century against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). In the match against KXIP, Dhawan smashed 12 fours and 3 sixes to bring up his century off just 57 balls.
“Back to back 100s for @SDhawan25. He is the first player to have consecutive centuries in IPL. Take a bow, Gabbar,” the official handle of IPL tweeted.
Back to back 100s for @SDhawan25 👏👏He is the first player to have consecutive centuries in IPL.Take a bow, Gabb… https://t.co/7dwjijmIID
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1603207947000
Along the course of this innings, Dhawan also completed 5000 runs in the IPL. As a result, Dhawan is now at the fourth position in IPL’s all-time leading run-scorer list.
5000* runs for @SDhawan25 in IPL.He is the 5th player to reach the milestone and 4th Indian to achieve this feat.… https://t.co/4m9gQ3IClL
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1603206218000
Co-incidentally, Dhawan also completed 10 years in international cricket on Tuesday. Earlier, Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi won the toss and opted to bat first against KXIP.
Gabbar ke taap se tumhe ek hi aadmi bacha sakta hai. Ek hi aadmi. Khud Gabbar 🔥@SDhawan25 becomes the first playe… https://t.co/kTTfvplCpv
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) 1603207916000
Before this match, Dhawan had scored a century against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Saturday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
With this effort, Delhi Capitals had recorded a victory against CSK to go to the top of the points table.
Dhawan had a slow start to this IPL campaign as he failed to register big scores in the opening few matches of the tournament.
His first half-century this season came against Mumbai Indians in Delhi’s seventh match of IPL 2020.
After this effort, Dhawan recorded scores of 57 and 101 against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.
The left-handed Dhawan is currently in second place in the leading run-scorer list for this year’s IPL.