Shikhar Dhawan : Biography


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Full NameShikhar Dhawan
Nick NameGabbar
Birth5 December 1985 New Delhi, India
Age36 Years
Height1.80 m.
ProfessionInternational Indian Cricketer
Jersey Number42 (also wore 25)
Wife NameAyesha Mukherjee (divorce)
Son NameZoravar Dhawan
StyleLeft-handed Batsman

Shikhar Dhawan’s Family

FatherMahendra Pal Dhawan
MotherSunaina Dhawan
SisterShreshta Dhawan
WifeAyesha Mukherjee (divorce)
SonZoravar Dhawan
Biography of Shikhar Dhawan


Shikhar Dhawan completed his schooling at St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School in Meera Bagh, Delhi. His education qualification is 12th standard.


Shikhar Dhawan’s childhood idols are Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Matthew Hayden and Andy Flower.

Beginning of Cricket

Since the age of 12, he trained at Sonnet Club under the guidance of coach Tarak Sinha, who has trained 12 international cricketers. When he was joined the club, he was more of a wicket- keeper than a batsman.

Debut Matches

MatchDelhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals India vs West IndiesIndia vs AustraliaIndia vs Australia
DateApril 19, 2008June 4, 2011October 20, 2010March 14- 18, 2013
PlaceFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiQueen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, TrinidadDr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, IndiaPunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, India
Batting Score5250187

Awards and Achievements

  • 2004- Player of the Tournament in the Under-19 World Cup.
  • ICC World ODI XI : 2013
  • Only player to achieve 2 consecutive golden bats at ICC Champions Trophy.
  • Most number of ODI centuries in 2013.
  • 2013- Man of the Series in the ICC Champions Trophy.
  • Wisden Cricketer of the year 2014.
  • Most runs in ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and 2017.
  • Highest run scorer of Asia Cup 2018.
  • During IPL 2020 Dhawan became the first player in history of the league to score 2 consecutive centuries.
  • 2021-Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.

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