Happy Birthday Shikhar Dhawan

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Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is celebrating his birthday on December 5. Known for his explosive batting,

Shikhar Dhawan has been a key player for the Indian cricket team. He was born in Delhi to Sunaina and Mahendra Pal Dhawan on December 5, 1985. Popularly known as “Gabbar,” Dhawan has achieved significant milestones in his cricketing career. He is admired for his aggressive playing style and has been a consistent performer in the international cricket arena. As he turns 37, fans and well-wishers are celebrating his achievements and wishing him the best for the future.

Personal Information of Shikhar Dhawan

Personal Information
Born5 December 1985 (age 37)
Place of BirthNew Delhi, India
NicknamesMr. ICC, Shiki boy, Gabbar
Batting StyleLeft-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm off break
RoleOpening batter
International Information
National SideIndia (2010–2022)
Test Debut (cap 277)14 March 2013 vs Australia
Last Test7 September 2018 vs England
ODI Debut (cap 188)20 October 2010 vs Australia
Last ODI10 December 2022 vs Bangladesh
ODI Shirt No.42 (previously 25)
T20I Debut (cap 36)4 June 2011 vs West Indies
Last T20I29 July 2021 vs Sri Lanka
T20I Shirt No.42 (previously 25)
Domestic Team Information
YearsTeam
2004–presentDelhi
2008Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 16)
2009–2010Mumbai Indians (squad no. 16)
2011–2012Deccan Chargers (squad no. 25)
2013–2018Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 25)
2019–2021Delhi Capitals (squad no. 42)
2022–presentPunjab Kings
Career StatisticsMatchesRunsAverage100s/50sTop Score
Test342,31540.617/5190
ODI1676,79344.1117/39143
First-Class (FC)1228,49944.2625/29224
List A (LA)29712,02544.5330/67248
Bowling StatisticsMatchesBalls BowledWicketsBowling AverageBest Bowling
Test34540
ODI
First-Class (FC)122298347.332/30
List A (LA)297272927.662/22
Fielding StatisticsCatches/Stumpings
Test28/–
ODI83/–
First-Class (FC)120/–
List A (LA)147/–
Medal Record
Men’s CricketRepresenting India
Champions TrophyWinner: 2013 England & Wales
Runner-up: 2017 England & Wales
T20 World CupRunner-up: 2014 Bangladesh
Asia CupWinner: 2016 Bangladesh
Winner: 2018 UAE

What are some of Shikhar Dhawan’s career highlights ?

Some of the career highlights of Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan include:

  • Scoring the fastest Test century by a debutant against Australia in 2012-13, with a century off just 85 balls and a total of 187 runs.
  • Emerging as the player of the tournament in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, scoring 363 runs in five games, including two centuries.
  • Holding the record for the fastest 2000 and 3000 ODI runs by an Indian batter.
  • Scoring 6793 runs in 167 ODI matches, averaging 44.11, with 17 centuries and 39 half-centuries.
  • Playing 217 IPL matches, amassing 6,617 runs with an average of 35.39, including 2 centuries and 50 half-centuries, and currently captaining Punjab Kings in the IPL.

These are just a few of the many achievements of Shikhar Dhawan’s illustrious cricketing career.

What is Shikhar Dhawan’s highest score in international cricket ?

Shikhar Dhawan’s highest score in international cricket is 143 runs, which he scored against Australia on March 10, 2019, at the Punjab Cricket Chandigarh in an ODI match.

Shikhar Dhawan net worth

As of 2023, Shikhar Dhawan’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 million to $25 million, depending on the source. 

Dhawan’s primary source of income is his cricketing career, including his earnings from the Indian cricket team and the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also earns a significant amount from brand endorsements and investments.

Shikhar Dhawan cricbuzz

Shikhar Dhawan’s Cricbuzz profile provides information about his career, including his batting and bowling statistics in Test, ODI, T20I, and IPL matches.

As of November 19, 2023, Dhawan has played 34 Test matches, scoring 2315 runs with an average of 40.61, including 7 centuries and 5 half-centuries.

In 167 ODI matches, he has scored 6793 runs with an average of 44.11, including 17 centuries and 39 half-centuries.

The 68 T20 matches, he has scored 1759 runs with an average of 27.92, including 11 half-centuries. In 217 IPL matches, he has scored 6616 runs with an average of 35.19, including 2 centuries and 50 half-centuries.

Dhawan’s highest score in international cricket is 143 runs, which he scored against Australia on March 10, 2019, in an ODI match.

FormatMatchesRunsAverageCenturiesHalf-Centuries
Test34231540.6175
ODI167679344.111739
T20I68175927.92011
IPL217661635.19250

Shikhar Dhawan centuries

FormatTotal CenturiesTest CenturiesODI Centuries
International Career24717

Note: Data accurate as of January 2020.

Shikhar Dhawan family

Shikhar Dhawan was born on December 5, 1985, in Delhi, India, to Sunaina and Mahendra Pal Dhawan into a Punjabi Hindu Khatri family. He completed his schooling at St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School in Meera Bagh, Delhi. In 2008, Dhawan became engaged to Melbourne-based Aesha Mukerji, an experienced kickboxer, and later married her in 2012. They have a son named Zoravar, and Dhawan has also adopted Aesha’s daughters, Aliyah and Rhea. However, Dhawan and Mukerji ended their marriage in September 2021, and Dhawan was granted divorce on October 5, 2023, on grounds of “mental cruelty” by estranged wife Aesha Mukerji

Shikhar Dhawan father

His father’s name is Mahendra Pal Dhawan.

Shikhar Dhawan jersey number

Shikhar jersey number in T20I matches is 42, and it was previously 25


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