India vs Sri Lanka captain Shikhar Dhawan has set a new record in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
Colombo, July 18: India vs Sri Lanka captain Shikhar Dhawan has set a new record in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan holds the world record for completing 1,000 runs in the shortest innings against Sri Lanka. Dhawan crossed the 1,000-run mark against Sri Lanka in just 17 innings. Earlier, the record was held by Hashim Amla of South Africa. Amla had scored 1,000 runs in 18 innings, Sourav Ganguly in 20 innings and Quinton De Kock in 21 innings against Sri Lanka.
Dhawan’s 6,000 runs
Shikhar Dhawan needed 27 runs to complete 6,000 runs in ODI cricket. As soon as he scored his 27th run in the match, he reached the milestone of 6,000 runs in ODI cricket. Dhawan became the 10th Indian player to record this.
Shikhar Dhawan became the second fastest Indian to complete 6,000 runs, a record in 140 innings. Virat Kohli had completed 6,000 runs in 136 innings. He tops the list. After 6 years and 83 days, Virat was able to score 6,000 runs. Virat too had crossed the 6,000-run mark against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad in 2014.
Dhawan has become the fourth fastest batsman to score 6,000 runs in ODI cricket. South Africa’s Hashim Amla completed 6,000 runs in 123 innings, Virat in 136 innings and Ken Williamson in 139 innings. It took Vivian Richards and Joe Root 141 innings to cross the line.
Apart from this, Shikhar Dhawan completed 10,000 runs in international cricket. He needed 35 runs to reach this stage before this match. He has 2,315 runs to his name in Tests and 1673 runs in T20s.