Shikhar Dhawan becomes 3rd Indian reach 1,000 runs in ODIs in 2013

Shikhar Dhawan has slammed four centuries in ODIs in 2013 © IANS

Nov 24, 2013

India opener Shikhar Dhawan became the third Indian and sixth batsman overall to reach 1,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in 2013 when he reached two runs against the West Indies in the second ODI of the three-match series at Kochi on Sunday.

In 21 matches in 2013, he has slammed four tons and four half-centuries, recording a highest of 125. Earlier in the year, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli had gone passed the record.

Before the start of the second ODI, the list of highest run-scorers in 2013 was headed by his opening partner, Rohit who has amassed 1,151 runs in 23 ODIs in 2013.

It has been a good year for Indians in ODIs following their triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. They went on to win the series in West Indies and Zimbabwe before beating the Australians at home.