India's substitute white-ball chief Shikhar Dhawan has finished 10,000 runs as an opener in global cricket.
The left-gave batsman accomplished the accomplishment against Sri Lanka in the principal ODI of the three-match series here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.
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 worldwide cricket.
In the main ODI against Sri Lanka, Dhawan likewise turned into the 10th Indian batsman to score 6000 runs in the 50-over design.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Mohammed Azharuddin, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag are the other nine batsmen who have scored over 6000 runs in the ODI design.
Shikhar Dhawan (86*) and Ishan Kishan (59) featured with the bat as India crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the main ODI here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. With this success, India has acquired a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second ODI will presently be played on Tuesday.
Prior, India continued taking wickets at standard spans, yet Chamika Karunaratne's unbeaten 43-run thump helped Sri Lanka post 262/9. For India, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Deepak Chahar got back with two wickets each.