Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan (born 5 December 1985) is an Indian international cricketer and a former limited-overs captain. He plays for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League and Delhi in first-class cricket.


Real name: Shikhar dhawan
Nickname: Gabbar
Profession: Cricketer(left-handed batsman)

Physical stats

Height: 5’11
Body measurements(approx): – Chest: 40 inches, Waist: 32 inches, Biceps: 16 inches


International debut: ODI- 20 October 2010 against Australia at Mohali T20 – 4 June 2011 against west indies.
Jersey number: #25, #16 (India) #25 (domestic)
Domestic/State team: Deccan chargers, Delhi capitals, India A, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Coach/Mentor(s): Tarak Sinha, Madan Sharma
Favourite shot: Cutshot

Records (main ones) :

  • The player who scored the most runs in any under-19 world cup (505 runs from 7 innings in 2004)
  • The person who made the most runs in ICC ODI tournaments was the fastest to reach 1000 runs ( 16 innings)
  • List A match: The second-highest individual score in a List A match ( 248 runs off 150 balls for India A against South Africa A at Pretoria)
  • First, Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner made more than 2000 runs in the IPL.
  • He was the 97th batsman in history to score a hundred in his first game (187 runs against Australia in 2013)
  • ICC world cup: Most runs made by an Indian player in 2015. (412 runs in 8 innings)
  • The first cricketer to get 2 golden bats in a row at the ICC champions trophy.
  • Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma made 158 runs for any wicket in a t20 international against New Zealand in 2017. It was a record for any wicket.
  • First Indian batsman to score a century in the 100th ODI against South Africa in 2018

Awards/achievements: 2004 – player of the tournament in the under-19 world cup

                                        2013- Man of the series in the ICC champions trophy

Career turning point: His performance for the team India blue in the 2010 challengers trophy, after which he was included in the ODI series against Australia.

Personal life 

Date of birth: 5 December 1985

Age ( as of 2020) : 35 years 

Birthplace: Delhi, India 

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Nationality: Indian

Hometown: Delhi, India

School: St. Mark’s senior secondary public school, Delhi

Educational qualification: 12th standard

Religion: Hinduism 

caste: Kshatriya

Food-habit: Non-vegetarian

Hobbies: Yoga, swimming, reading, playing badminton and table tennis.

Marital status: Divorced

Girlfriend/Affairs: Ayesha Mukherjee (divorced)


Wife : Ayesha Mukherjee married(oct-2012) -divorced(sep-2021)

Children: son- zoravar

                Daughters- Rhea and aliyah (step-daughters)

Parents: Father- Mahendra Pal Dhawan

                Mother- Sunaina Dhawan

Siblings:  sister- Shrestha Dhawan

His favourites: 

Favourite cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar, Andy flower

Favourite cricket ground: Lord’s cricket ground, London

Food: butter chicken 

Actors : aamir khan, sylvester stallone

Actress: Kareena Kapoor

Film: Rocky(1976)

Car and Bike collection

Car: Mercedes GL350CDI

Bike: Suzuki Hayabusa, Royal Enfield

Networth(approx.) : INR 75 cr

Unknown Facts about Shikhar Dhawan

  • Shikhar Dhawan was born in a middle-class Punjabi family in Ludhiana.
  • His cousin played for Sonnet Club, Delhi. Watching him play for a while, he developed an interest in cricket, after which his parents enrolled him at the Sonnet Club, at age 12, under the coaching of Tarak Sinha.
  • He played well and scored a century during a U-15 school tournament the same year.
  •   He was more of a wicket-keeper than a typical batsman when he joined the club.
  • While he was playing domestic cricket, there was a time when the selectors continually neglected him, which frustrated him so much that he wanted to quit playing cricket.
  • He got out on a “golden duck” during his ODI debut and scored a “century” on his Test debut.
  • He was selected ahead of Virender Sehwag during his Test debut, and he hit the fastest century on his Test debut – in just 85 balls.
  • His haircut, curved moustache, and how he twirls his moustache are trendsetters among the youths.
  • His wife, Ayesha Mukherji, who was settled in Australia, was introduced to him by their common friend Harbhajan Singh on Facebook. Later, they got married.
  • His wife, Ayesha, is half-Bengali and half-British and hails from Melbourne, Australia. She has 2 children with her 1st husband and gave birth to 1 son with Shikhar Dhawan.
  • He has a unique style of celebration after taking a catch.
  • He is known to be a grounded person, and he credits Sufi songs for it as they taught him to treat success and failure in the same way.
  • In September 2021, his wife, Ayesha, took to Instagram to announce that she and Shikhar had parted ways after 9 years of marriage.
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