Shikhar Dhawan Biography, Career, Debut in all Formats, Achievements

About Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan is the International Indian cricket player. He is the left-handed and opening batsman of India. He is also the right arm off break bowler but the bowling of Dhawan is not prominent and used occasionally. He is the key batsman in the domestic cricket and play along the side of Delhi and in IPL he plays in Delhi daredevil’s team. Before entering into the international cricket he played for the U-17 and U-19 teams of India. He made his first-class debut on November 4, 2004.

Name Shikhar Dhawan
Date of Birth 5 December 1985
Age (as on 2018) 33 Years
Birth Place Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Father's Name Mahendra Pal Dhawan
Mother's Name Sunaina Dhawan
Marital Status Married
Wife Name Ayesha Mukherjee

Shikhar Dhawan is famous in the cricket world due to his stylish batting style and he performed excellent many times for the Indian team and made his nation proud. He was born on December 5, 1985. The first debut of Dhawan in the international cricket was in month of October 2010 in the ODI series against Australia in Visakhapatnam. His test debut was in the Mohali against Australia in the month of March 2013 and in that test debut Dhawan made a record of fastest century in test cricket by a debut player, he scored 187 on 174 balls. He holds many records regarding the maximum scores as he was the highest run scorer in the U-19 World cup in 2004, in the world cup of 2013 and in the champion trophy 2017.

He also holds the record of fastest 1000 runs in the ICC tournaments. In the List matches against South Africa in August 2013 he scored 248 runs on 150 balls and this score was the highest score by an individual at that time but now this score record is broken by another batsman of India. In the World Cup of 2015 Dhawan was the highest run scorer and in the similar year he achieved the mark of fastest Indian 3000 runs in the ODI internationals. He became the second batsman in the history of Indian cricket to achieve the mark of 4000 runs in the ODI international matches. In test matches he played excellent for the Indian team as in the test match against the team of Afghanistan on 14 June during the year 2018 he scored a century on day one before the lunch which enables him to hold another record of first Indian century on the day first before lunch in a test match.

Early life of Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan was born in the Hindu family and the parents of the Dhawan are Sunaina and Mahindra Pal. He has the sister named Shreshta. Dhawan got his primary and secondary education from a school of Delhi named St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public school. From the childhood he has the intense interest in the game of cricket and in his school days he played with the schoolmates. He joined the Delhi most famous cricket club named Sonnet club at the age of 12 and there he got coaching for polishing his skills in cricket by a famous coach named Tarak Sinha who is famous for training the twelve international cricketers of India. Initially, Dhawan joined that club as a wicketkeeper.

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Early youth career of Shikhar Dhawan

First time Shikhar Dhawan was played in the U-16 for Delhi in the Vijay Merchant Trophy season 1999/2000 while in the next season of the same trophy Dhawan was the highest scorer of the tournament and Delhi was the runner-up team in that tournament due to the exceptional performance of Dhawan. In that season his top score in a single match was 199 and the total score in nine innings was 755 with an average of 83.88 runs. Due to the sparkling performance in the Vijay Merchant trophy, he was selected in the North zone team in U-16 group in the year 2001. From the side of north zone, he made 30 and 66 runs against the team of south zone. His excellent performance in the Delhi matches led him to the selection of U-17 Asia cup in 2000/2001. In the Asia cup, he played three matches and scored with an average of 85 per match.

After the Asia Cup, he was selected in the U-19 team of Delhi in October 2001 for the tournament of Cooch Behar Trophy. In the Vijay merchant Trophy season 2001/2002, he again performed excellently with score of 282 in his just five innings. After the excellent performance in the Vijay Merchant trophy, he was picked up by the Delhi team for U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in the year 2002 where he again performed well and amazed the Indian cricket officials. In that tournament, he made 388 runs in his eight innings. After the Cooch Behar Trophy, he played several games in the different trophy matches and performed extraordinarily. He was selected as a captain for the U-19 team of Delhi after the excellent performances. He was the emerging talent of India in as a left-handed batsman and by his number of extraordinary performances, he compelled the Indian cricket official to think about him for the selection of international matches.

After the series of excellent performances he was picked up in the U-19 World cup in Bangladesh and there he again made the Indian nation proud with his extraordinary performance. He was the highest run scorer in that U-19 world 2004. He scored 505 runs in his just five innings which is the record of most runs by an individual in a single tournament which is still not broken by anyone.

Domestic Career of Shikhar Dhawan

In the Ranji trophy season, 2004/2005 Shikhar Dhawan made his first-class debut by playing in Delhi team against Andhra and he scored 49 runs in his debut match. He was the leading run scorer in Delhi team in that season of Ranji trophy by scoring 461 runs in six innings. In January during the year 2005, he was selected for the first debut in the List A match against the team of Jammu and Kashmir. In that season Shikhar Dhawan scored back to back centuries against the teams of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Due to the singular performances he was selected in the Indian senior team for the Challenger Trophy in February 2005 and in the second match of that trophy he opened the match with MS Dhoni and they both made the first wicket partnership of 246 runs in which Dhawan contributed his 124 runs. After the challenger trophy he was selected in Indian team A for the one match of 50 overs in against Pakistan in March 2005. In that match he scored only eight runs and got bowled on the ball of Naved-ul-Hasan. In his domestic career he played effectively while sometimes he cannot perform well in the tournaments. In the Ranji trophy season 2007-2008 in which Delhi was the winner team Dhawan scored 570 runs in his eight matches with the two centuries. There were many inconsistent matches with respect to Dhawan in the domestic seasons of India. Most of the times he played exceptional but sometimes he cannot performed according to his skills in the batting. Due to this reason he was not selected by the international selection team at that time but after some years in 2010 he was picked up the Indian cricket officials.

International career of Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan was selected in the Indian International team for the three-match series of ODI against Australia in the month of October, 2010. In the second match against Australia he got the chance to play first international match in the senior team. He opened the bat with another Indian batsman named Saurabh Tiwary and in that match Dhawan could not play well as he got bowled on his second delivery by Clint McKay. After a disappointing debut he was selected again in the 2011 in the series with West Indies when the Indian two openers had the shoulder injuries so due to this reason he was selected in the team. He got the chance to play his first debut T20 match on June, 4. In that first debut he was dismissed on just 11 runs. In the first match of ODI against West Indies he made 51 runs on 76 balls and help India to chase the target of 215 runs with four wickets remaining. Overall performance of Dhawan in that series was not good.

In the domestic season of 2012/2013 Shikhar Dhawan performed extraordinary and due to his performance, he was selected in the test match squad for the four-match series against the team of Australia. Dhawan got the chance in the third test match against Australia and he marked a super performance in his debut test match as he made 187 runs in the first innings of the match and he could not play in the second match due to his hand injury. India won that match with 6 wickets. He could not play the fourth match against Australia due to his injury. In the IPL he made so many extraordinary performances and still playing in the IPL. In the champion trophy of 2013, he got the golden bat award due to the highest runs in the tournament and helped Indian team to win the champion trophy of 2013. He is now in the International squad of India and playing all the formats for the Indian team.

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