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.
|Full Name||Shikhar Dhawan|
|Born In||New Delhi India|
|Bowl Style||Right-arm off-break|
|Birth Date||5th December 1985|
|Height||5ft 11 In (1.80m)|
|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|
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.
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.
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.