Shikhar Dhawan is an International cricketer who plays in the Indian cricket team. He is a left hand opening batsman and right arm off break bowler occasionally. He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Sunrises Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He has also played in the under 17 and under 19 teams before his debut for Delhi in the year 2004. He played his first-class debut for Delhi in the year 2004. After scoring 248 runs off 150 balls against South Africa at Pretoria in 2013, he became the then second highest individual scorer in List A match.
Shikhar Dhawan was the CEAT International Player of the Year for 2013-14. He made a record of the fastest test century by a debutant. At the ICC Champions Trophy, he was the only player to get two consecutive golden bats. He also made of the most number of ODI centuries by an Indian cricketer. With a score of 4309 runs after 100th ODI, he is the first Indian cricket to have this record and second in all. He won the man of the match award for three test series. He won the man of the series award for India in Sri Lanka series in 2017. Shikhar won the man of the match award in ODI cricket six times while playing against South Africa, Zimbabwe, West Indies, South Africa and Ireland. He won the man of the series award for 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and Sri Lanka in India (2017/18) series. He also won the man of the match award in T20 cricket three times.
Shikhar Dhawan married an amateur boxer Ayesha Mukherjee who is from Melbourne. She also has two daughters from her previous marriage. Shikhar and Ayesha basically met through Facebook. Harbhajan Singh was a mutual friend between the two of them. When Shikhar came across her profile, he was simply blown away by her beauty. They got married with a traditional Sikh wedding and it was attended by many cricketers including Virat Kohli.
Shikhar Dhawan Age: 32 years. Born on 5 December 1985
Shikhar Dhawan Education Qualifications:
School: St. Marks Senior Secondary Public School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
Qualification: 12th standard
Shikhar Dhawan family:
Wife: Ayesha Mukherjee
Daughters: 2 (Rhea and Aliyah; Shikhar Dhawan is step-father)
Son: 1 (Zoravar)
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni referred to a controversy concerning unrest in the dressing room which was caused by Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Kohli said that he had no time to prepare and had to immediately go to bating when Dhawan showed some kind of injury.
- After a humiliating defeat from Pakistan in the Champions trophy, Virat and Shikhar had to face the wrath of Indian fans.
Shikhar Dhawan net worth: $13 million
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