Shikhar Dhawan reached a major milestone in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Sunday. The Indian skipper crossed the 6000 runs barrier in ODI cricket when he was batting on 23.
The left-hander playing in his 140th ODI innings became the 4th fastest overall and the 2nd fastest Indian behind Kohli to achieve this mark. Virat Kohli achieved it in his 136th outing. While Hashim Amla is leading the packing having done the same in a record 123 innings. Kane Williamson is at 3rd doing it in one innings fewer than Dhawan.
The southpaw also completed his 10000th international run during his match-winning knock of 86 in the 1st ODI. He took 261 innings to achieve this. Dhawan now has scored 10051 runs at an average of 40.35 including 24 tons across formats.
And the so called B-Team starts with a comprehensive 7-wicket win. #TeamIndia to take 1-0 lead in the series.
— SportsFlashes (@sportsflashes) July 18, 2021
The stand-in skipper Dhawan also became the 6th Indian batsman to score 50+ on his captaincy debut. The others to do it are Ajit Wadekar, Ravi Shastri, Sachin Tendulkar, Ajay Jadeja, and MS Dhoni.
His knock of 86* helped India chase down 263 set by Sri Lanka in less than 37 overs in his captaincy debut.
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