Shikhar Dhawan stood as the eighth batsman and seventh Indian to score 4000 IPL runs. He made this mark yesterday in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier game of VIVO IPL 2018 at Eden Gardens. The Sunrisers Hyderabad will play the final battle with Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in the IPL Final 2018.He had a decent season with 437 runs in 14 matches at an average of 39.72 with above the strike rate of 139. He stood along with Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, David Warner(the only overseas player), Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. He slammed his benchmark score with the six against Prasidh Krishna. He began his career for Delhi Daredevils in 2008 and has an impressive record of 340 runs. He stood as the third highest scorer for the team in that season.
His best season was in 2012 in which he scored 569 runs off 15 games. He stood as the third highest scorer behind Chris Gayle 733 runs, and Gautam Gambhir 590 runs in that most productive edition. He scored five fifties to slam his best score in that season.
In the current IPL season, though he is suffering injury woes, he contributed his best with back to back fifties to guide the team towards the victory. He scored 471 runs in this IPL edition adding to his score of 437 runs by slamming 34 runs. His best score in IPL 2018 is 92*. His average in this season is 39.25 and his strike rate is 139.32. His career best in the IPL is 95*.
He is one of the preferred openers for India in all formats. He started his IPL campaign for Delhi Daredevils and then played for Mumbai Indians in two seasons and then moved to Deccan Chargers. Since 2013, he is one of the crucial players for Sunrisers Hyderabad. This left-handed opener was one of the crowd-pullers for the team.