Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday altered the record books of the game while batting against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series in Colombo. When he scored 23 runs, he turned into the 4th quickest batsman to score 6000 ODI runs.
The left-hand batsman accomplished this feat by running two runs on the last delivery of the sixteenth over bowled by Lakshan Sandakan. It took him 140 innings to score 6000 runs in One Day Internationals. The quickest batsman to collect these numerous runs is South Africa’s Hashim Amla who accomplished this achievement in 123 innings. Second on the rundown is Virat Kohli (136), trailed by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (139). Dhawan is just the second Indian on this rundown.
Dhawan additionally turned into the 10th Indian to accomplish the feat. The other people who have crossed 6000 runs in ODIs are Sachin Tendulkar (18,426 runs), current captain Virat Kohli (12169 runs), former captain, and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (11221 runs) are the Indian players who did this before.
Dhawan, who is likewise on his captaincy debut in the Sri Lanka tour, turned into the 14th Indian batsman to accomplish the milestone. Prior to going out to bat in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Dhawan had 5977 runs to his credit from 142 ODIs, including 17 centuries and 32 fifties. He has scored 1673 runs in 65 T20Is and 2315 runs in 34 Test matches.
The speediest to this landmark is Indian skipper Virat Kohli who had penetrated the imprint in 232 innings. Former Indian skipper and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar stands second in the rundown having crossed the figure in 243 innings. Any semblance of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid gather together the top 5 with 253, 256, and 257 innings respectively.
With 18,426 runs, Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer in the ODIs. Among the Indian batsmen, Kohli (12,169 runs) comes next, in front of Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889), MS Dhoni (10,773), Mohammad Azharuddin (9,378), Rohit Sharma (9,205), Yuvraj Singh (8,701), Virender Sehwag (8,273), and Dhawan (6,036*).
Dhawan, who is leading the Indian cricket team in the ongoing Sri Lanka tour, also became the fastest batsman to 1,000 runs in the ODIs against these opponents. Which itself is a record for any Indian to reach that landmark. Even the current commander or skipper, Virat Kohli, and storming opener, Hitman Rohit Sharma as also failed to acquire the mark of fastest runs in ODI’s. Which makes this record even more special and enormous for him.
He took 17 innings to do that, one inning less than Amla, three less than Ganguly, and four less than Proteas batsman Quinton de Kock. Batting first in the first ODI on Sunday, Sri Lanka posted 262 for 9 in 50 overs. During India’s pursuit, Dhawan set up an 85-run stand with debutant Ishan Kishan after the dismissal of the other opener Prithvi Shaw at 58 for 1. Kishan, who scored a fine 42-ball 59, turned into the only second batsman throughout the entire history of the game to score 50 or more scores on both Twenty20 International (T20I) and ODI debut after South Africa’s Rassie Van der Dussen.
Kishan had scored 56 off 32 balls in India’s seven-wicket win over England in Ahmedabad in March this year. The wicketkeeper-batsman Kishan also became only the second Indian batsman to score 50-plus scores on debut in multiple formats.
Prior, Team India limited the hosts to Sri Lanka to 262 for 9. Kuldeep (2/48) and Chahal (2/52 didn’t actually go through the Sri Lankan batting line-up, however, bowled sufficient wicket-taking deliveries to gag the run-flow. Krunal Pandya (1/26) likewise contributed to make run-scoring a laborious task for the Lankan middle order. The three spinners altogether bowled 98 dot balls which framed as many as 16.2 quiet overs.