Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday became the highest run-getter against Chennai Super Kings in all T20 competitions, achieving the feat during Match 2 of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Saturday.
Dhawan surpassed Virat Kohli’s tally of 901 runs against MS Dhoni’s side when he scored his 77th run in the 189-run chase at the Wankhede stadium.
Dhawan now tops the list with 910 runs against the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings followed by Kohli (901), Rohit Sharma (749), David Warner (617), Ab de Villiers (593) and Robin Uthappa (590).
Well, this is not the only record he broke in the match he played on Saturday. En route to his brilliant feat, Dhawan also became the first batsman in IPL history to amass 600 fours, 90 more than second-placed David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Dhawan also equalled Kohli in the list of most fifty-plus scores in IPL, both having a tally of 44 such scores. Warner leads the list with 52 such scores, followed by Dhawan and Kohli and AB de Villiers standing third with 41 fifty-plus scores.
Dhawan, who was part of a 138-run opening partnership with Prithvi Shaw (72), was eventually dismissed for 85 off 54 balls as Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. His knock was laced with 10 fours and two towering sixes.
Their opening stand was also the second highest partnership for any wicket against CSK in all T20s, just 6 runs behind Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson’s 144-run stand for Rajasthan Royals in 2015.
With this win, Delhi Capitals also placed themselves joint-third on the list of the highest successful run chases against CSK after Punjab Kings’ 206 (Abu Dhabi, 2014) and Kolkata Knight Riders’ 191 (Chennai, 2012).