Dhawan, though did well in the test series against South Africa in the first two tests, he was dropped out of the team due to injury. But he proved his competency with his consistent performance in the first three ODIs in the six one-dayer series against South Africa. He is expected to continue his vigor in his 100th ODI in the career, the fourth one against South Africa to be held at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
He did two fifties and made a good stand with the captain in the second and third ODIs to sail the team towards victory. Dhawan made his entry into the ODI s in August 2010 in a domestic series against Australia. In this match, Kohli made his first hundred in the ODIs. From then, though he had an inconsistent career, he made his best to sustain the winning chances of the team. He is expected to make a hundred in his hundredth ODI on Feb 10th, 2018. He is the specialist opener for the team.
He did well in the IPL 2013 with the bat and is known for his memorable stands with Rohit Sharma as an opener. He did 18 international centuries at an average of 66.67 percent in the one-day international matches. He is the top scorer in the ICC Champions trophy 2013 and the highest scorer in the ICC world cup 2015 and ICC Champions trophy 2017.
Dhawan stands as the 14th player who played 100 matches or above along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Mohammed Azharuddin, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag and some other cricketers. Only three players in the team played more matches than him and the list comprises of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli.