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Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm offbreak bowler. He made his first-class debut for Delhi in November 2004. He plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League. He made his international debut against Australia in October 2010 at Visakhapatnam. He made his Test debut against the same opposition in March 2013 at Mohali and scored the fastest century by any batsman on Test debut. Later, he also became the fastest Indian reach 3000 ODI runs.

Personal Profile

Full name : Shikhar Dhawan
Nickname Gabbar, Jatt-jee
Birth place : Delhi, India
Date of birth : 5 December 1985
Age : 31 years
Height : 5'11"
Weight : 75 kgs (approx)
Occupation : Cricketer
Caste : Unknown
Career start : November 16, 2004
Batting Style : Left-handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm off break

Shikhar Dhawan


Shikhar Dhawan was born on 5 December 1985 in Delhi, India. He has attended St. Mark's Secondary Public School in New Delhi's Paschim Vihar. He was an average student, but was very good at sports. He took cricket training at Sonnet Club under the guidance of coach Tarak Sinha. Dhawan was a wicket-keeper when he first joined the Club. His endorsement brands include Canara Bank, Big Bazaar, Jolly Roger, Rodeo Drive and many.


As per Sikh wedding customs, Shikhar Dhawan got married to Ayesha Mukherjee on 30 October 2012 in Vasant Kunj Gurudwara, South Delhi. Ayesha has two daughters Rhea and Aliyah from her first marriage. She is an amateur boxer who follows a regular fitness regime. In early 2014, Shikhar and Ayesha became parents to a baby boy Zoravar Dhawan.


Shikhar Dhawan was born to Mahendra Pal Dhawan and Sunaina Dhawan. He has a younger sister Shreshta Dhawan. The Dhawans are Punjabi Jats and his family lives in West Delhi.


Shikhar Dhawan has played for India in 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He was the "Player of the Tournament" and the highest run scorer (505 runs at an average of 84.16). He has represented Delhi in 2004-05 Ranji Trophy season. Shikhar has made his India International ODI debut against Australia in 2010.

In his first 5 ODIs, he scored only 69 runs and was subsequently dropped from the Indian team. But he came back with full of energy and confidence. He played a Prominent role for the Indian team who won ICC champions trophy 2013.

After successful T20 and domestic first class seasons, Shikhar Dhawan was recalled to the Indian test side to replace Virendra Sehwag in the 3rd Test match against the Australians on 14 March, 2013. He scored a quick fire 187 which eventually won India the test match. He became the fastest debutant to score a test century.

IPL career

Shikhar started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils in IPL 1. In IPL 2 and 3, he played for Mumbai Indians. In IPL 4 and 5 he played for Deccan Chargers Hyderabad and in IPL 6, he played for Sun Risers Hyderabad. He played for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League and made 4 half centuries. He was selected captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team prior to the start of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 tournament. He was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2017 Indian Premier League.

Test Debut

The fastest century in debut on 16 March 2013, against Australia, at Mohali.
Shikhar Dhawan is the first Indian to score 150+ runs on a debut Test Match.
By scoring 185 on Day 3 in his debut match, Shikhar has surpassed the Indian record for highest score in his debut innings.
On Day 3 in his debut match, he scored 185 not out.

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International Career

Test debut (cap 277) : 14 March 2013 vs Australia
Last Test : 29 December 2013 vs South Africa
ODI debut (cap 188) : 20 October 2011 vs Australia
Last ODI : 11 December 2013 vs South Africa
ODI shirt no : 25
T20I debut (cap 36) : 4 June 2011 vs West Indies
Last T20I : 10 October 2013 vs Australia

Domestic Team/Career

2004-Present : Delhi
2008 : Delhi Daredevils
2009-2010 : Mumbai Indians
2011-2012 : Deccan Chargers
2013-present : Sunrisers Hyderabad

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