Shikhar Dhawan- all you need to know about his life!


Cricket player Shikhar Dhawan was born in India on December 5, 1985. He played for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League & Delhi in the first cricket. He is a left-handed opening batter and on occasion captain of the India cricket team. Dhawan was India’s top run-scorer at the 2013 County Championship, 2015 World Championship, and 2017 Grand Final. He also established a record by scoring two consecutive hundreds for the first time in IPL history. For his achievements at the 2013 ICC Final, he received the “Player of the Tournament” title.
In October 2010, Dhawan played in his first One Day International (ODI) match against Australia in Visakhapatnam, India.

Early years:

On December 5, 1985, in Delhi, India, Shikhar Dhawan was birth to Punjabi mom and dad Sunaina and Mahendra Pal Dhawan. He completed his studies at Meera Bagh, Delhi’s St. Mark’s Education Board Public School. From the age of 12 years old, he has trained at Sonnet Club under the guidance of trainer Tarak Sinha, who has coached 12 international cricketers.

Teenage career:

In the 1999–2000 Vijay Merchant Trophy, Dhawan made his debut for Delhi Under-16s. In the 2000–2001 Vijay Merchant Trophy, in which Delhi came second, Dhawan scored the most runs. He had two centuries and the highest score of 199 while scoring 755 runs in Nine innings at such an average of 83.88.  In February 2001, Dhawan was chosen for the North Area Under-16s team to compete in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. In the semi-final game versus South Zone, he got 30 and 66 points.

Dhawan was selected for the India Under-17 team the compared to 2000 ACC U-17 Asia Cup as a result of his outstanding play for the Delhi Under-16s.

Dhawan was chosen once more to play for the Delhi Under-19 squad in Cooch Behar Trophy in October 2002. During that tournament, he scored 388 runs from Eight innings at a worth of 55.42, including two hundred.  He was then chosen to play for Northern Zone Under-19s in Vinoo Mankad Trophy in January 2003. Dhawan led his side in scoring 71 against East Zone in the final on a fast bowlers track in Rohtak after scoring 45 and 12 against Central Zone in the semifinal. This enabled his team to win the match by an innings.  For the North Zone Under-19s as in CK Nayudu Trophy played in Feb 2003, Dhawan had 55.50 with the bat. People can even check test match highlights to have an idea of his amazing performance.

Domestic Career:

Early on in his domestic career, Dhawan scored his first-class début for Delhi versus Andhra in the Ranji Trophy season 2004–2005, hitting 49 in his opening innings. With a net of 461 runs from Six matches and the best score of 130, he concluded that Ranji season as Delhi’s top run-getter, outscoring more seasoned players like Ajay Jadeja & Aakash Chopra.  Dhawan made its List A debut versus Jammu and Kashmir in the subsequent Ranji One-day Trophy in January 2005. He then defeated Himachal Pradesh & Haryana while scoring back-to-back undefeated hundreds.

Dhawan played for India in the 2005-2006 Challenger Trophy on October 2005, and his batting performance was subpar. He failed to turn his strong beginnings into significant knocks, posting a score of 30,40, & 26. In a Duleep Trophy encounter against the Zimbabwe Cricket Union President’s XI, he scored 117 runs for North Zone, and in a three-day game against the visiting Sri Lankan team, he scored 65 runs for the Board President’s XI.  He scored an average of 40.75 points from five games in the Ranji One day Trophy, regaining his form after averaging 34.40 in the 2005–2006 Ranji season.  Later the same month, Dhawan was selected for the North Zone team to compete in the Deodhar Trophy. He maintained his success there, scoring 56 against the Central Zone.

Dhawan opened the 2006–07 Ranji season by scoring a century while batting at position three against Tamil Nadu.  Virender Sehwag, Ravindra Gambhir, Aakash Chopra, and Ashish Nehra were among the international players on the Delhi team again for Ranji One-day Trophy on February 2007, yet he was still named captain. Dhawan finished the competition with 161 runs at an aggregate of 32.20 and the highest score of 46, but Delhi was unable to go past the quarterfinals. As in Deodhar Trophy during February – March, he batted at position four with North Zone and had three innings with an average of 23.66.

A party that toured England during July and June 2010. Dhawan’s 179 runs on 208 balls helped The country defeat Yorkshire in the opening game of a trip, to a three-day match. a post 473/3d. Yorkshire’s first innings was knocked out for 219 runs, resulting in a stalemate. In the limited-overs triangle series against England Lion, Indian A, and West Indies A, Dhawan scored 166 runs from 4 innings with an average of 41.50 and a strike rate of 130.70.

Dhawan was chosen for the Rest of India’s team to compete in the Irani Trophy in October 2010 against Mumbai, the reigning Ranji winners. As the Whole of India triumphed by 361 runs, he hit 83 in the opening innings.  Later, he was chosen to represent Indian Blue in the Tournament Trophy. Dhawan struck a 121-ball 109 against India Green in the second game after being run out for a score in the previous game against India Red. At Indore, where he scored 44, India Red defeated India Greens in the championship game.  He received his first call-up to the international team in October against Australia thanks to a streak of impressive performances.


Dhawan was summoned back into the India ODI team for the Champions Trophy, which begins in June 2017, due to his strong domestic achievements. On June 5, he made his tournament debut against Pakistan, collecting 68 points from 65 balls to assist his team defeat their opponent. Just three days later, against Sri Lanka, in a losing effort, he produced a century that tied the record for the most Champions Trophy centuries with 125 runs off 128 balls.  In the Champions Trophy, he shared the record for most centuries alongside Chris Gayle, Herschelle Gibbs, and Sourav Ganguly.  By passing 500 runs there in the tournament’s history in just seven matches, he also set a record for the fastest time to do so in any ICC Major competition.

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