Shikhar Dhawan is easily one of the top Indian cricketers of the last decade. But, to be honest, his stunning record as an opening batsman over the years is majorly overshadowed by the presence of two other Indian greats, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, in the same period.
Looking at Dhawan’s year-wise batting stats, it is clear that his career took a big shift in gear in 2013, the year in which team India won the Champions trophy. The left-handed batter played a big role in that series along with his opening partner, Rohit Sharma. Dhawan ended as the leading run-scorer and was adjudged the Player of the Tournament. Not stopping there, he was also the leading run-scorer in the next Championship trophy in 2017 and became the first player to bag two consecutive ‘Golden Bat’ awards in Champions Trophy history.
This article will see Shikhar Dhawan’s ODI batting stats distributed every year of his career.
Shikhar Dhawan ODI Runs - Year by Year
|YEAR||RUNS||INNINGS||AVERAGE||STRIKE RATE||HIGH SCORE||50s/100s|
Shikhar Dhawan is the second fastest Indian after Virat Kohli to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs. Find the quickest five men to achieve the 6k runs milestone here.
He batted in 25 ODIs in 2013, averaging more than 50, and aggregated more than 1000 runs in the format. Five centuries he scored in 2013 is the most by any player in that year. Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez is the other batter to score 5 ODI centuries that year.
The Delhi-born player is also the only Indian batsman to score a century in his 100th ODI match. Find the rare list of batters to get a 100 on their 100th here.
In the 2015 ODI World Cup, Dhawan is the leading run-scorer for team India. He is also the fastest batter ever to reach 1000 runs in ICC tournaments and deservedly owns the tag “Big Match Player”.
His highest score of 143 came against Australia in Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Chandigarh, in 2019.
Dhawan, who also captained the Indian team on a few occasions, holds the record for the oldest Indian captain to score an ODI fifty. Find his captaincy stats here.
The only weakness in Dhawan’s batting is his strike-rate which always stayed around 100 – the reason he was sidelined in T20s.
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