Left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who is having a pretty good Asia Cup 2018 tournament, on Friday joined the elite list of Indian players to take four or more catches in an ODI. Dhawan took four catches in the Super Four match against Bangladesh in Dubai which India won by seven wickets. The left-handed batsman took the catches of Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman. Also Read - It Was an Emotional Win For Entire Nation: Sachin Tendulkar on 2011 WC Win
The other Indian cricketers, who have taken four or more catches in an ODI are Sunil Gavaskar (vs Pakistan, Sharjah, 1985), Mohammad Azharuddin (vs Pakistan, Toronto, 1997), Tendulkar (vs Pakistan, Dhaka, 1998), Dravid (vs West Indies, Toronto, 1999), Mohammed Kaif (vs Sri Lanka, Johannesburg, 2003), VVS Laxman (vs Zimbabwe, Perth, 2004).
The 32-year-old, who had a quiet tour of England, has been in sublime form in the ongoing biennial tournament. He scored a brilliant ton (127) in India’s opening clash against minnows Hong Kong. And he followed it up with scores of 46 and 40 against Pakistan and Bangladesh. He is currently the leading run scorer in the tournament with 213 runs.
Meanwhile, India will look to seal the final berth when they take on arch-rival Pakistan in their second Super Four match on Sunday.