Unique Records Galore for Skipper Shikhar Dhawan on captaincy debut, Creates World Record in 1st ODI

Unique Records Galore for Skipper Shikhar Dhawan on captaincy debut, Creates World Record in 1st ODI

Shikhar Dhawan played captain's knock of 86 runs studded with nine boundaries against Sri Lanka in 1st ODI.

Shikhar Dhawan had a stupendous captaincy debut for Team India as records galore for the southpaw in Colombo after winning 1st ODI. India steered to an easy win against the hosts in the series opener on the back of impressive performance put forward by their bowlers, batsmen, and skipper Shikhar Dhawan explicitly. The left-handed batsman made several cricket records on his captaincy debut that made his debut captaincy game memorable for life.

Shikhar Dhawan played captain’s knock of unbeaten 86 runs in the 1st ODI. His contribution with the bat played a crucial role in making Team India win the series opener. He was well supported by the young Indian batsmen Prithvi Shaw (43 runs off 24 balls) and Ishan Kishan (59 runs off 42 balls) from the other batting end while chasing a respectable total of 263 runs in stipulated 50 overs.

Throughout Team India’s chase, Shikhar Dhawan played the role of sheet anchor and allowed young guns of Indian cricket to express themselves in the best possible way. Although, he missed out on his century by 14 runs. But, still, he managed to break several cricketing records and achieved several milestones on his captaincy debut game,

Let’s have a look on records broken and milestone achieved by Shikhar Dhawan on his captaincy debut

2nd in the list for highest score on captaincy debut (India)

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Shikhar Dhawan smashed unbeaten 86 runs against Sri Lanka in 1st ODI on his captaincy debut. He left former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar behind in the tally for scoring the most runs on captaincy debut. The former player scored 67 runs vs England back in 1974 at Leeds. However, now Shikhar Dhawan has outclassed legendary skippers. But, he missed out on leaving Sachin Tendulkar, who holds the record for scoring most runs on captaincy debut i-e 110

6th Indian skipper to score 50+ runs on Captaincy debut

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Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten knock of 86 runs helped him in becoming the sixth player in the history of Indian cricket to score 50+ runs on his captaincy debut

Shikhar Dhawan becomes fastest Indian opener to score 6000 ODI runs

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In the 1st ODI, Shikhar Dhawan achieved the milestone of scoring 6000 ODI runs playing for Team India. Meanwhile, he surpassed former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and current Indian opener Rohit Sharma and became the fastest Indian opener to reach the 6000 ODI runs milestone. He achieved this feat in just 140 ODIs whereas Sourav Ganguly did it in 160 innings and Rohit Sharma managed to do so in 200 innings. Also, he became the 10th Indian batsman to score 6000 ODI runs from India.

Overall Fastest To Score 6000 ODI Runs in International cricket

Hashim Amla (SA) – 123 innings Hashim Amla (SA) – 126 innings

Virat Kohli (IND) – 136 innings Shikhar Dhawan (IND) – 140 innings

Kane Williamson (NZ) – 139 innings Sourav Ganguly (IND) – 160 innings

Shikhar Dhawan (IND) – 140 innings Graeme Smith (SA) – 161 innings

Vivian Richards – 141 innings Desmond Haynes (WI) – 162 innings

Indian Batsmen To Complete 6000 ODI Runs Before Shikhar Dhawan

  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Virat Kohli
  • Virender Sehwag
  • Sourav Ganguly
  • Rahul Dravid
  • MS Dhoni
  • Mohammed Azharuddin
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Yuvraj Singh,
  • Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan creates World Record, completes 1000 Runs vs Sri Lanka

Although Shikhar Dhawan missed out on his century in 1st ODI against Sri Lanka. But, he had a dream captaincy debut as he led Team India to a convincing 7-wicket win in the series opener. He played a determined knock of unbeaten 86 runs in the game. Meanwhile, he completed 1000 runs against Sri Lanka. Surprisingly, he became the quickest batsman to complete 1000 runs in ODIs against the island nation. Earlier, the record was held by Hashim Amla, who took 18 innings to complete 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka. But, our very own ‘Gabbar’ took only 17 innings in achieving the same milestone

Fasted To Score 1000 Runs vs Sri Lanka in ODIs

  • 17 Shikhar Dhawan (IND)
  • 18 Hashim Amla (SA)
  • 20 Sourav Ganguly (IND)
  • 21 Quinton de Kock (SA)

Dhawan completes 10,000 international runs As Opener

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Shikhar Dhawan completed 10,000 runs in international cricket as an opener. He achieved the memorable milestone against Sri Lanka in 1st ODI during his brilliant unbeaten 86 runs knock. The southpaw became the 5th Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma to achieve the rare feat in international cricket.

The left-handed batsman has scored 2,315 runs in 34 Test matches, 6,063 runs in 143 ODI games, and 1,673 runs in 65 T20Is.

Indian Openers To Complete 10,000 ODI Runs Before Shikhar Dhawan

  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Virender Sehwag
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Shikhar Dhawan

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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