Shikhar Dhawan, captaining India for the primary time. It was on a roll on Sunday as he kept on breaking records. At one after the other. Dhawan completed 10,000 runs in international cricket as an opener. He accomplished the feat within the first ODI of the three-match series. At the R Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo.
The 35-year-old veteran has scored 2,315 runs in 34 Test matches. Then 6,063 runs in 143 ODI games. And has amassed 1,673 runs 65 T20I. Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma are the other four Indians. To score more than 10,000 runs as an opener in international cricket. Chasing 263 runs for victory. India romped domestic with seven wickets within the sheds and 80 balls remaining. With Dhawan top-scoring with a brisk 86 not out. He played an idealized foil to Prithvi Shaw (24-ball 43) and debutant Ishan Kishan (42-ball 59).
Amid his match-winning thump. Dhawan too got to be the 10th Indian batsman to score 6,000 runs within the 50-over format.
Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Mohammed Azharuddin, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, and Sehwag are the nine batsmen who have scored more than 6,000 runs within the ODI format. Dhawan surpassed Ganguly to ended up the moment fastest Indian. To reach the 6,000 run stamp within the ODIs. Dhawan moreover got to be the 13th Indian batsman. To score 1,000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka within the ODIs.
Eminently, Dhawan has the best average among all other batsmen within the 1,000 run club. The Delhi batsman is the only one to normal over 70 among batsmen. With over a thousand runs against the islanders in ODIs. Dhawan’s unbeaten 86 in India’s fruitful run-chase saw him go past Ajit Wadekar. On the list of the highest scores by Indian batsmen in their very first innings as ODI captain. India will play the moment ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday in the same venue.