Shikhar Dhawan Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Shikhar is a player who feels there is life besides cricket. Although he loves it, he says if he gets detached, it doesn’t mean his life is all gone. He came to the spotlight young at 19 in the 2004 World Cup. He wowed the fans with his compelling and successful openers. He is an opening batter who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm off break. 

Basic Information About Shikhar Dhawan

Full Name Shikhar Dhawan
Age 35 years
Born In New Delhi India
Bat Style Left-Handed
Bowl Style Right-arm off-break
Nationality Indian
Birth Date 5th December 1985
Height 5ft 11 In (1.80m)
Spouse Ayesha Mukherjee
Net Worth $13 million
Teams Mumbai Indians, India A Board President’s XI, India, Deccan Chargers, India Red, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai A, Delhi, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indians, Asia XI

 

Batting and Bowling Stats Career Information

ODI: Shikhar Dhawan has participated in 145 ODI matches. He has made 142 innings and scored 6105 runs. His batting average in the format is 45.55, and an overall strike rate of 93.79. He managed to score 17 centuries and 33 fifties in the series. In addition, he also has scored 764 fours and 72 sixes.

Test: Since his Test debut, Shikhar Dhawan has participated in 34 matches and made 58 innings, scoring 2315 innings. Dhawan has a batting average of 40.16 and a strike rate of 66.94. However, he also made seven centuries and five fifties. Additionally, he scored 316 fours and 12 sixes. He bowled and had five innings out of 54 balls faced and scored 18 runs. 

T20: Shikhar Dhawan has participated in 295 matches with 292 innings and a score of 8568 runs. He has had a batting average of 32.70 at a strike rate of 125.18. In bowling, Shikhar Dhawan has made six innings out of 48 balls and scored 66 runs. He has picked four wickets and has a BBI and BBNM of 1/7. However, his bowling average is 16.50 and a strike rate of 12.00.

First-Class: In first-class cricket, Shikhar Dhawan has represented India in 122 matches and made 201 innings, scoring 8499 runs. He has a batting average of 44.26 and has scored 25 centuries and 29 fifties. In bowling, Shikhar Dhawan has made no innings out of 298 balls and scored 142 runs. For his first-class career, he has picked 3 with a BBI of 2/30. His bowling average is 47.33 at a strike rate of 99.30.

Career Information

  •      Test Debut: Played against Australia at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra on 14th March 2013, and India won.
  •      The last match: played against England at Kensington Oval on 7th September 2018 and England won.
  •      ODI debut: Played against Australia at DR Y.S Rajasekhara Reddy ACA -VDCA Cricket Stadium on 20th October 2010, and India won.
  •      Last match:Played against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium on 23rd July 2021 and India won.
  •      T20 debut:Played against West Indies at Queens Park Oval on 4th June 2011, India won.
  •      Last T20:Played against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium on 29th July 2021, and Sri Lanka won.
  •      IPL debut:Played against Rajasthan Royals at Arun Jaitley Stadium on 18th April 2008, and Rajasthan Royals won.
  •      Last IPL:Played against Punjab Kings at Nadira Modi Stadium on 2nd May 2021, and Delhi Capitals won.

Achievements and Records

  • When India played Australia in 2013, he scored the fastest debutant century (187) in history. In that season, he got nicknamed CEAT player of the year.
  • He was in the ICC World ODI XI.
  • He is the first cricketer to get back-to-back Golden bats at ICC Champions Trophy.
  • Ranked fifth in the world as the quickest batsman to reach 400 runs in ODIs.
  • He has the most runs from an Indian player in ICC World Cup 2015.
  • Has the highest number of ODI centuries by an Indian player in 2013.
  • He has scored 4309 ODI runs after playing 100 matches. It makes him the second Worldwide to do so.
  • Fastest cricketer to reach 1000 runs in ICC tournament.

Awards

  • ICC World Cup ODI XI in 2013
  • Awarded CEAT International Player of the Year 2013 and CEAT international batsman of the year 2018
  • Wisden Cricketer of the year 2014

Dhawan Charitable work

India has been experiencing the second wave of COVID -19, which has affected millions. However, celebrities such as Shikhar Dhawan are doing anything they can to help. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Dhawan has been doing charity work. 

This year, Gurugram Police tweeted a photograph of oxygen concentrators that Dhawan gave awaiting donation. In addition, he was also the face of the Delhi Capitals in their Plasma donation drive. The drive is to urge the people that have recovered from covid 19 to donate plasma to help the severely ill.

In a tweet, Shikhar Dhawan said he is committed to help India fight COVID-19. He also added that every Rupee contributed will be doubled by the donor for the noble cause. In addition, Shikhar has also partnered with a non-governmental organization named “People for Animals.” It is the biggest animal Welfare organization that protects, rescues, and rehabilitates sick and needy animals. He expressed his joy of being associated with the cause and the NGO as well.

Controversies

Shikhar Dhawan has had a controversy in the field. It happened in the 2015 World Cup in the quarter-finals between India and Bangladesh. India was fielding, and Shikhar Dhawan took a superb catch to dismiss Mahmudullah. 

The replay showed that he was throwing the ball back as his eight pushed him over the ropes before completing the catch. However, the Tv replay displayed that his left foot somehow had touched the boundary line. 

Besides Cricket, he has also recently stirred controversy when he visited Varanasi. He posted on Instagram feeding the birds during an outbreak of the avian flu, and it didn’t go well. It has resulted in a heated debate that has seen the District Magistrate say that he will take action against the boatsman for not following protocol. 

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/shikhar-dhawan-28235
  2. https://www.sportskeeda.com/player/shikar-dhawan
  3. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/1446/shikhar-dhawan
  4. https://www.kreedon.com/shikhar-dhawan-biography/?amp
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