What a splendid innings by sensational Shikar Dhawan! Shikhar Dhawan had scored 173 against Bangladesh at Dhaka and has again repeated his magic with another century against Sri Lanka in the ongoing first Test at Galle. While completing this exercise, Shikhar Dhawan has already emulated the feats of Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid to become the third Indian opener to score consecutive Test hundreds overseas. Although Dravid has scored consecutive centuries multiple times, but only one such instance was as India’s designated opening batsman.  Gavaskar, however has achieved the feat on as many as three occasions, two of which came overseas and one at home. 

Here comes a chart showing the details of all three:

Name

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar

Rahul Dravid

Shikhar Dhawan

Score 1

117*

111

128*

173

Opposition

West Indies

Pakistan

Pakistan

Bangladesh

Venue

Bridgetown

Karachi

Lahore

Fatullah

Score 2

124

137

103

110*

Opposition

West Indies

Pakistan

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Venue

Port of Spain

Karachi

Faislabad

Galle

Score 3

220

 –

Opposition

West Indies

 –

Venue

Port of Spain

 –

 

 

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