Shikhar ‘Gabbar’ Dhawan has created an unbelievable record in the fourth One Day International (ODI) against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. He became the first Indian player to score a century in the 100th ODI game.
The fourth ODI is also being played for a good cause — a cancer awareness initiative. Scoring a century in this game itself is a special moment to cherish and the same game being the 100th match made this hundred very much special for Gabbar!
Last player before Dhawan to have made this record is David Warner of Australia. He scored 124 against India at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Chris Cairns of New Zealand in 1999 and Ramnaresh Sarwan in 2006 are the other players to achieve this milestone playing against India.
Chris Gayle has the highest score for any player in the hundredth ODI game. His unbeaten 132* has come against Engalnd at the prestigious Lord’s venue.
A total of 9 players have scored a hundred playing in their hundredth ODI game. Surprisingly, West Indies is the only country to have multiple players (three) who had made this milestone.
|Gordon Greenidge (WI)||102*||vs Pakistan||Sharjah||1988|
|Chris Cairns (NZ)||115||vs India||Christchurch||1999|
|Mohammad Yousuf (Pak)||129||vs Sri Lanka||Sharjah||2002|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||101||vs Australia||Colombo||2004|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||132*||vs England||Lord’s||2004|
|Marcus Trescothick (Eng)||100*||vs Bangladesh||The Oval||2005|
|Ramnaresh Sarwan (WI)||115*||vs India||Basseterre||2006|
|David Warner (Aus)||124||vs India||Bengaluru||2017|
|Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)||109||vs South Africa||Johannesburg||2018|