Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

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Indian aggressive opener Shikhar Dhawan scripts many best innings in his cricket carrier life. Times of Sports(TOS) has listed the top three unforgettable innings from “Gabbar”.

It is still considered as missing Shikhar Dhawan in the 2019 World Cup plays a crucial role in India’s elimination. Shikhar has ruled out of the 2019 World Cup owing to a thumb fracture which he suffered in the match against Australia.

Dhawan thumb injury in 2019 WC
Dhawan thumb injury in 2019 WC

Top 3 best innings from Shikhar Dhawan

187 on test debut against Australia

Shikhar Dhawan announced his arrival in the longer format in the game by scoring 187 on his test debut against Australia in 2013. Dhawan made his Test debut in March 2013 at Mohali. The special knock came at a time when the management was looking beyond Gautam Gambhir and Virendra Sehwag for the future Indian openers.

Murali Vijay had sealed his spot with impressive performance, though the management remained skeptical about Dhawan, who was by then known as a limited-overs specialist. Dhawan proved his versatility by scoring 187 on the debut itself.

Dhawan scored 187 on test debut vs Australia
Dhawan scored 187 on test debut vs Australia

137 against South Africa in World Cup 2015

Shikhar Dhawan brought his best at the biggest stage in cricket — a World Cup. The southpaw led the way with a career-best 137 as India beat South Africa in a league stage match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Together with Rahane, Dhawan put up a century stand for the third wicket that guided India to a massive total of 308.

Dhawan scored 137 against South Africa in World Cup 2015
Dhawan scored 137 against South Africa in World Cup 2015

132 against Sri Lanka 

Dhawan smashed his fastest ODI century for India — off just 72 balls — against Sri Lanka in a modest chase of 217 at the Rangiri International Stadium in Dambulla in 2017. The southpaw alone hit more boundaries (23) than the entire opposition (20).

Dhawan scored 132 runs against Sri Lanka 
Dhawan scored 132 runs against Sri Lanka

Dhawan’s Centuries and Half centuries

Shikhar Dhawan has 26 centuries under his name(17-ODI, 7-Test, 2-IPL) along with 86 half-centuries(41-IPL, 30-ODI, 10-T20I, 5-Test). Shikhar Dhawan becomes the fifth batsman to score 5000+ runs in IPL(Updated at the end of IPL 2020).