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
Profession: Cricketer(left-handed batsman)
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.
Date of birth: 5 December 1985
Age ( as of 2020) : 35 years
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Hometown: Delhi, India
School: St. Mark’s senior secondary public school, Delhi
Educational qualification: 12th standard
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
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
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.