India's stand-in ODI captain Shikhar Dhawan has completed 10,000 runs as an opener in international cricket. He achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the 3-match series in Colombo on Sunday.

       

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WHAT?

India's stand-in white-ball captain Shikhar Dhawan has completed 10,000 runs as an opener in international cricket.

WHEN?

He achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the 3-match series in Colombo on Sunday, 18/07/2021.

HOW?

The left-handed batsman took 140 innings to complete this milestone, making him the fourth quickest cricketer to achieve it.

Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, and Rohit Sharma are the other four Indian batsmen to have scored more than 10,000 runs as an opener in international cricket. 

Shikhar Dhawan (86*) and Ishan Kishan (59) starred with the bat as India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first ODI. With this win, India has gained a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. 

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The second ODI will now be played on Tuesday.