Shikhar Dahwan Smashes First IPL Century: Saturday became a memorable day for Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan when he hit his first century of his IPL career. Shikhar Dhawan played an unbeaten 101-run knock against Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah, helping his team win by 5 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan was able to score a century in his 168th match for the first time in his IPL career. by this
Shikhar Dhawan’s previous best score in the IPL was 97, which he had scored last year. Shikhar Dhawan completed his first century of IPL with the help of 14 fours and 1 six in 57 balls. He remained unbeaten on 101 off 58 balls and returned to lead the team to victory. Chennai Super Kings scored 179 for 4 wickets and Delhi Capitals achieved the target by losing 5 wickets with 1 ball remaining.
Shikhar Dhawan became the ninth batsman to score a century in this league for Delhi. The greatest century innings for Delhi batsman is Rishabh Pant who played an unbeaten innings of 128 runs. David Warner did the most to score two hundreds from Delhi.
Batsmen who scored a century for Delhi in IPL:
AB de Villiers – 105 *
David Warner – 107 *
Virender Sehwag – 119
Kevin Peterson – 103 *
David Warner – 109 *
Quinton Deacock – 108
Sanju Samson – 102
Rishabh Pant – 128 *
Shikhar Dhawan – 100 *
Shikhar Dhawan happy to score first IPL century
Shikhar Dhawan is very happy to score his first IPL century. Man of the Match Shikhar Dhawan said, “This century is very special for me as it is my first century in the IPL.” I am able to score a century in this tournament for the first time in 13 years. This time I could not convert a good start in the tournament into big innings and was getting out after scoring 20-30 runs. I wanted to maintain self-confidence and not thinking much about it.