New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan is often considered a local talent, who flourishes in friendly conditions. But on Wednesday, the Delhi batsman became the quickest Indian to reach the 3000-run mark in One-Day Internationals.
He is exactly on 3000 ODI runs from 72 innings, three lesser than Virat Kohli's feat. Only two batsmen have achieved the feat in a fewer innings - South Africa's Hashim Amla (57) and West Indies great Vivian Richards (69).
Another West Indian legend, Gordon Greenidge and former South Africa opener Gary Kirsten also had taken 72 innings for their respective 3000 runs.
The 30-year-old's brilliant knock of 126 off 113 was his second century in Australia in ODIs – his first being 137 against South Africa at Melbourne on February 22, 2015.
But unluckily for the team, it was the first time India have lost an ODI with a ton from Dhawan.