Shikhar Dhawan has so far scored 2315 runs in his Test career and 5977 runs in ODIs. (Instagram)
Shikhar Dhawan is considered a great limited overs cricketer. He has played 34 Tests, 142 ODIs and 65 T20 Internationals so far. He has scored 2315 runs in Tests, 5977 in ODIs and 1673 runs in T20 Internationals.
New Delhi. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been given the command of Team India for the tour of Sri Lanka. He is India’s star limited-overs cricketer and will lead the national team for the first time. Dhawan initially wanted to become a wicketkeeper but he did wonders by scoring a century in his Test debut.
35-year-old Dhawan once told in a video interview that he used to go to play cricket with his life on his palm. He had told that he had come down from the window of the room to play street cricket with the help of his mother’s sari. Dhawan’s dream was to play cricket since childhood. Although very few people know that when he reached his cricket club, he wanted to become a wicketkeeper. However, later he took over the responsibility of opening.
There will be a three-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, after which the T20 series of equal numbers will be played. The first match of the ODI series will be played on July 13, the second 16 and the third match on 18 July. The T20 series will start from July 21, with the second match being played on July 23 and the third T20 on July 25.
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Dhawan made both ODI and Test debut against Australia. However, it took him about three years to make a place in the Test team after the ODI team. He managed to make a place in the Test team in the year 2013 after making his ODI debut in 2010. He also scored a century in his 100th ODI and became the first Indian cricketer to do so.
century in debut test innings
Shikhar Dhawan got a chance to make his Test debut against Australia in Mohali and scored a century in his very first Test innings. India won this test by 6 wickets and Dhawan became the man of the match. Dhawan had scored 187 runs and also shared a 289-run partnership with Murali Vijay. While opening, Dhawan hit 33 fours and 2 sixes in 174 balls.
Dhawan has scored more than 9 thousand runs
Shikhar Dhawan is considered a great limited overs cricketer. He has played 34 Tests, 142 ODIs and 65 T20 Internationals so far. He has scored 2315 runs in Tests, 5977 in ODIs and 1673 runs in T20 Internationals. Dhawan has seven centuries in Tests and 17 in ODIs.