India’s flamboyant opener Shikhar Dhawan loves batting in ICC tournaments. In 2013 edition of Champions Trophy, Dhawan played his first ever ICC tournament and batted phenomenally well and was the highest run-scorer in the tournament as well. He demonstrated immensely ravishing batting and played a crucial role in India’s triumph in that edition.
When Dhawan was selected in India’s 15-member squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017, most of the fans and media persons doubted his ability. But, he worked very hard on himself in the domestic circuit and during IPL 2017 as well to make a comeback.
India has played 3 matches in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and Dhawan’s bat has worked in all three of them. While scoring runs consistently in these game, he has broken a couple of records related to 50-over ICC tournaments. Here is the list of records he has made in the match against South Africa on Sunday.
Records of Shikhar:
1) Dhawan has become the fastest batsman in the history of ICC’s 50-over tournaments to reach teh milestone of 1000 runs. He has only taken 16 innings to reach the feat and broke the record of the teh legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who took 18 innings to reach the four-digit score in ICC tournaments.
Former Indian skipper Sourva Ganguly, former South African batsman Herschel Gibbs and former Australian batsman Mark Waugh took 20 innings each to score reach teh same milestone.
2) Shikhar has smashed 6 half centuries in ICC Champions Trophy and he has leveled the record of Indian stalwarts Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganuly, who also amassed 6 fifties each in ICC Champions Trophy.