Shikhar Dhawan Biography, Net Worth & Life Story

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer. A left-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler. He plays for Delhi in first-class cricket and Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In 2015 World Cup, Dhawan was the leading run-scorer for India. And in the following year became the fastest Indian to reach 3,000 ODI runs. In December 2017, he became the 2nd fastest Indian to reach 4000 ODI runs. Dhawan also holds the record for most runs in a calendar year in Twenty20 International cricket (689). He is known for his successful and crucial knocks in ICC Tournaments.


Dhawan made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Australia in October 2010 at Visakhapatnam. His Test debut came against the same opposition in March 2013 at Mohali where he scored the fastest century by any batsman on Test debut and ended his innings with 187 runs from 174 balls. A prolific run-scorer in ICC tournaments, Dhawan top-scored in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup, and the 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophy tournaments, and holds the record for the fastest to reach 1000 runs in ICC ODI tournaments.

Shikhar Dhawan Family

Shikhar Dhawan was born on 5 December 1985 in Delhi. His parents were Sunaina and Mahendra Pal Dhawan. He was schooled at St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. In 2012, Dhawan married Ayesha Mukherjee. The couple dated for four years before tying the knot. Ayesha was from Melbourne and was an amateur boxer. The couples were introduced to each other by the Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh. Ayesha was a mother of two daughters from her previous marriage. In early 2014, the couple gave birth to a son.


Personal information

Born 5 December 1985 (age 35)
New Delhi, India
Nickname Gabbar, Jaat-jee
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off spin
Role Opening batsman

Shikhar Dhawan Youth Career

Dhawan first played for Delhi Under-16s in the 1999/2000 Vijay Merchant Trophy. He was the leading run-scorer of the 2000/01 Vijay Merchant Trophy in which Delhi finished runners-up. He scored 755 runs from 9 innings at an average of 83.88 with two hundreds and a top score of 199. Dhawan was selected in the North Zone Under-16s squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy in February 2001. He scored 30 and 66 in the semifinal against South Zone. Dhawan’s impressive performances for Delhi Under-16s were rewarded when he was picked in the India Under-17 squad for the 2000/01 ACC Under-17 Asia Cup.


In October 2002, Dhawan was selected again in the Delhi Under-19 team for the Cooch Behar Trophy in which he made 388 runs from 8 innings at an average of 55.42 including two hundreds. Dhawan played for India in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh and finished as the leading run-scorer of the tournament. His total of 505 runs from seven innings is a record for a single tournament that still stands.

Shikhar Dhawan Domestic Career

Dhawan made his first-class debut for Delhi against Andhra in November 2004, in the 2004–05 season of the Ranji Trophy scoring 49 on his debut innings. In the Ranji One-day Trophy that followed, Dhawan made his List A debut against Jammu & Kashmir in January 2005. He then scored back-to-back unbeaten hundreds against Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. In the 2005/06 Challenger Trophy in October 2005, Dhawan played for India B and had a disappointing series with the bat. Dhawan represented India A in the EurAsia Cricket Series in April–May 2006. Delhi won the 2007–08 season of Ranji Trophy in which Dhawan made 570 runs from 8 matches at an average of 43.84 including two hundreds.


 In the Duleep Trophy that followed, he averaged 42.25 in his three games for North Zone. He was the second-highest run-getter in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in February–March 2008, accumulating 389 runs in 6 match. Dhawan returned to form in the 2008–09 Ranji season with 415 runs at an average over 69, but had an indifferent run in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in February 2009 with an average of 18.80 in six innings.

Domestic team information

Years Team
2004 – present Delhi
2008 Delhi Capitals
2009 – 2010 Mumbai Indians
2011 – 2012 Deccan Chargers
2013 – 2018 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2022 – present Delhi Capitals

 Indian Premier League Performance

Dhawan played for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League and made 4 half centuries. He was also the third-highest scorer of the Delhi Daredevils team. Dhawan has played for the Mumbai Indians. For the fourth season, he was bought by the Deccan Chargers for $300,000.


Dhawan was selected captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team prior to the start of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 tournament. He was later replaced by Darren Sammy as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2014 Indian Premier League. Dhawan won the 2016 Indian Premier League with Sunrisers Hyderabad, after putting strong batting performances alongside Captain David Warner. He scored 501 runs in 17 matches at an average of 38.53 in the tournament and became the 5th highest run-scorer of the tournament, and Hyderabad’s second, behind Warner.

International Career

Dhawan made his first international selection in October 2010, for a three-match ODI series against Australia. He made his international debut in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam on 20 October. Dhawan had a disastrous debut as he was bowled off the second by Clint McKay. Dhawan’s ODI career didn’t kick off even in his second series of the career which was against the West Indies.


Dhawan made his T20I debut in June 2011 against West Indies on 4 June at Port of Spain. He opened the innings and was dismissed for a 11-ball 5. But Dhawan has come a long way as far as T20 cricket is concerned.In 2018; Dhawan scored the most runs in T20Is by any cricketer. He made it to the Indian Test squad in February 2013 for the four-match series against Australia. Dhawan scored the fastest century by any batsman on Test debut. He reached the milestone in just 85 balls. Dhawan was finally dismissed for 187.

International information

National side India (2010–present)
Test debut (cap 277) 14 March 2013 v Australia
Last Test 7 September 2018 v England
ODI debut (cap 188) 20 October 2010 v Australia
Last ODI 28 March 2022 v England
ODI shirt no. 42 (formerly 25)
T20I debut (cap 36) 4 June 2011 v West Indies
Last T20I 12 March 2022 v England
T20I shirt no. 42 (formerly 25)


Shikhar Dhawan Career Statictis

Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 34 142 65 122
Runs scored 2,315 5,977 1,673 8,499
Batting average 40.61 45.28 27.88 44.26
100s/50s 7/5 17/32 0/11 25/29
Top score 190 143 92 224
Balls bowled 54 298
Wickets 0 3
Bowling average 47.33
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/30
Catches/stampings 28/– 66/– 19/– 120/–

Shikhar Dhawan Along the Years

Year Age Achievement
2004 18 Ranji Trophy Debut for Delhi
2008 22 IPL Debut : Delhi Daredevils
2009 23 IPL Debut : Mumbai Indians
2010 24 ODI Debut
2011 25 IPL Debut : Deccan Chargers
2011 25 T20I Debut
2013 27 Test Debut
2013 27 IPL Debut : Sunrisers Hyderabad
2019 33 IPL Debut : Delhi Capitals


One Day International centuries

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S/R Date Result
1 114  South Africa 2 1 121.27 6 June 2013 Won
2 102*  West Indies 2 2 95.32 11 June 2013 Won
3 116  Zimbabwe 2 1 91.33 26 July 2013 Won
4 100  Australia 2 2 98.03 30 October 2013 Won
5 119  West Indies 2 2 125.26 27 November 2013 Won
6 113  Sri Lanka 2 1 105.60 2 November 2014 Won
7 137  South Africa 2 1 93.83 22 February 2015 Won
8 100  Ireland 2 2 117.64 10 March 2015 Won
9 126  Australia 2 2 111.50 20 January 2016 Lost
10 125  Sri Lanka 2 1 97.65 8 June 2017 Lost
11 132*  Sri Lanka 2 2 146.66 20 August 2017 Won
12 100*  Sri Lanka 2 2 117.64 17 December 2017 Won
13 109  South Africa 2 1 103.80 10 February 2018 Lost (D/L)
14 127  Hong Kong 2 1 105.83 18 September 2018 Won
15 114  Pakistan 2 2 114.00 23 September 2018 Won
16 143  Australia 2 1 124.34 10 March 2022 Lost
17 117  Australia 2 1 107.34 9 June 2022 Won


Shikhar Dhawan Net Worth

The total net worth of Mr. Shikhar Dhawan is estimated to be 13 Million USD, which in Indian currency is approximately equal to 96 Crore Indian Rupee (i.e. approx Ninety-Six Crore INR). Most of his income and net worth came from cricket. Also, the brand value of Mr. Shikhar Dhawan is very high, and is also the most respected player across the globe. He also earns a huge sum of money from various International and National Cricket Matches and from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands where he charges a massive amount of money.

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