Asia Cup: Dhawan joins Tendulkar, Dravid in elite record list

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Asia Cup: Shikhar Dhawan joins Tendulkar, Dravid in elite record list

It has been a dream run for the Rohit Sharma led Indian cricket squad in the ongoing Asia Cup as the team has ticked all the boxes in ODIs against Pakistan and Bangladesh after a jittery start against Hong Kong.

This time in the games against Pakistan and Bangladesh, the bowlers have been brilliant and the batsmen are getting the job done. However, in the fielding department as well the fielders have been ensuring that the efforts of the bowlers are rewarded.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan, apart from showing his excellence with the bat and in the match against Bangladesh, he was a safe fielder too.

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Dhawan took four catches in the match against Bangladesh to join Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid among others in an elite list of Indian fielders to script a unique record.

He completed the dismissals of Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan and finally Mustafizur to join a list of Indian fielders to have taken the most number of catches in an innings. The list is populated by names like 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).

After having restricted Bangladesh to 173, India cruised home with seven wickets to spare.

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