Colombo: Shikhar Dhawan, who was captaining the Indian team on the Sri Lanka tour, scored a brilliant half-century in the very first match. In this match, the experienced opener of Team India achieved a very special achievement. He joined the club of batsmen who scored 10,000 runs in international cricket. With this, he left behind former West Indies legend Vivian Richards in the case of completing 6000 runs in ODIs.
In the first match of the three-match series, Sri Lanka’s new captain Shanaka won the toss and decided to bat first. In the allotted 50 overs, the hosts scored 262 runs for 9 wickets.
Dhawan completed 6000 runs in this format. The Indian captain left behind former Windies legend Vivian Richards to reach this position as the fastest. Completed 6000 runs in the 140th ODI innings, while the Windies legend achieved this score in the 141st innings. The record of making the fastest 6000 ODI runs is in the name of former South African cricketer Hashim Amla (123). While Virat Kohli (136) is second and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (139) is in third place.
Before this match, Dhawan had 9965 runs in his account. With 35 runs, this batsman crossed the 10,000-run mark.