In the first match of the ODI series against Sri Lanka, Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan has made a special record in his name. Dhawan has become the oldest cricketer to captain India. Dhawan made this special record as soon as he came for the toss.
Dhawan’s age is 35 years and 225 days. He has broken Mohinder Amarnath’s record. Amarnath captained Team India for the first time in 1984 at the age of 34 years and 37 days. In this way, Dhawan has broken a 37-year-old record.
Youngest Indian captain to captain
Mohinder Amarnath – 34 years 37 days
Syed Kirmani – 33 years 353 days
Ajit Wadekar – 33 years 103 days
Let us inform that the Indian cricket team led by Shikhar Dhawan is currently on a tour of Sri Lanka. Team India has to play three-match ODI series and T20 series of equal number of matches on this tour.
Sri Lanka won the toss
In the first match of the ODI series, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. Two players are making their debut for the Indian team in this match. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are playing One Day International for the first time. Dasun Shanaka is the captain of the Sri Lankan team. While Dhananjay de Silva is the vice-captain.
Dhawan has a chance to make a record in batting too
Dhawan has made a record in his name under the captaincy. He also has a chance to make a big record in batting. If Dhawan succeeds in doing this, then he will leave behind former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly.
Actually, Dhawan has 5977 runs in ODIs now. If he scores 23 runs in the first match, then he will have 6 thousand ODI runs. He will be the 10th Indian to achieve this feat.
Apart from this, Dhawan will also become the second Indian to score the fastest 6000 ODI runs. Virat Kohli is at the first place in this list. He is the fastest batsman to score 6000 runs in ODIs for India. Kohli achieved this position in 136 innings. It took them 6 years 83 days to cross this figure. Sourav Ganguly is at number two in this list.
He scored 6 thousand ODI runs in 147 innings. For this he took 8 years 289 days. Talking about Dhawan, he has scored 5977 runs in 139 innings and if he scores 23 runs, then he will overtake Ganguly.