New Delhi. A poor record was recorded on Thursday in the name of veteran batsman and opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is commanding Team India on the Sri Lanka tour. In the third and deciding T20 International match of the series, Shikhar Dhawan returned to the pavilion without opening the account. He was playing his first ball of the innings but Dushmanta Chamira caught Dhananjay de Silva and showed him the way to the pavilion. Dhawan became the first Indian captain to have a ‘Golden Duck’.
In the third T20 International against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, India captain Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and elected to bat. However, this decision did not prove to be very correct and the team lost 4 wickets for only 25 runs within 5 overs. Dhawan himself got out on the fourth ball of the innings. In the affair of sending Chamira’s outgoing ball away, Dhawan’s bat hit the edge and Dhananjay did not make any mistake in taking the catch.
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Dhawan, who represented Delhi Capitals in the IPL, was playing the 68th T20 International match of his career. Before this, he scored a total of 1759 runs in T20 International career, which included 11 half-centuries. This was his first Golden Duck in Dhawan’s T20 International career while it was the third time in his international career.
Earlier, after winning the toss, Dhawan said, ‘We will try to make a good score. Our bowling is very strong, so we will come out to defend the target. Sri Lanka had earlier leveled the series with a 4-wicket win in Colombo on Wednesday. Under the captaincy of Dhawan, India won the three-match ODI series 2-1. In this series, the responsibility of the head coach is being handled by the veteran Rahul Dravid.
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