Shikhar Dhawan Highest Run Scorer of Champions Trophy 2017
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Not many would have talked about Shikhar Dhawan's runs in Champions Trophy 2017 ahead of the tournament. But, the southpaw Indian opener has drawn millions eyes to his brilliance. He has played really wonderful cricket in the ongoing CT edition.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan leads the batsmen chart at present riding on three consecutive fifties in Champions Trophy 2017. His heroics (83-ball 78) in the last match against South Africa earn him a unique record. He became the fastest man in the world to reach 1000-run mark in ICC's ODI tournament. The number of innings he took to reach the milestone is 16, the least by any batsman. With that record, he surpassed master blaster Sachin Tendulkar who took 18 innings to get the feat. Reaching 1000-run mark in least number of innings is a great achievement for Dhawan.
Dhawan has been on a continual upsurge through all seasons of Champions Trophy. In the ongoing CT edition, the left-hander has played three consecutive fifty-plus knocks. Shikhar Dhawan's runs in Champions Trophy 2017 have been pivotal to each of India's wins. On Sunday during 192-run chase against South Africa, Shikhar Dhawan scored his 19th ODI half-century, also his 4th of the Champions Trophy.
Shikhar Dhawan in likelihood can become the highest run scorer in CT 2017. He has scored 271 runs in 3 innings so far at an average of near 91 and a strike rate of 98.19. He's been just impressive, opening Indian innings all the three times. In India's opening game against Pakistan, Shikhar scored 68 off 65 balls. In the next match against Sri Lanka, he smashed a brilliant ton (125). Not surprisingly, he again came up with an impressive fifty-plus knock in the do-or-die clash against South Africa. His hunger to score doesn't seem to end soon given the form he is undergoing at present. Also, don't surprise if he ends up being the highest run scorer in Champions Trophy 2017.
Will Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan end up being most run getter in Champions Trophy 2017?