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Cricket World Player of the Week - Shikhar Dhawan

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As Shikhar Dhawan became the first cricketer to score back-to-back IPL centuries, we have no option but to name him the Cricket World Player the Week.

At a time when Delhi has lost their way with consecutive defeats, Dhawan has been their ray of brightness. Despite a dip in form of fellow opener Prithvi Shaw, Dhawan has kept the runs coming thick and fast.

Dhawan has scored the most runs for the Delhi Capitals in the tournament till now with 471 runs from 11 matches at a brilliant average of 58 and a strike rate of 148. With two centuries, the southpaw has the best of 106*.

The explosive left-hander took 168 matches to score his maiden IPL century and when he did, he scored a couple of them together. As they say, when it rains, it pours.

All of it turned around with a half-century. Dhawan said that he was timing the ball well and just needed to convert the starts. He did exactly that in the next two games, with consecutive centuries.

Dhawan has become not only the first Indian batsman, but the first batsman across the board to score back-to-back IPL centuries.

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