Shikhar Dhawan is one half of the unrapalled opening duo India has. He has a similar attitude towards batting to that of Virendar Sehwag. It’s always fun to see him bat and absolutely demolish the opposition. One of the standout things that the possesses is how well he performs in the international competitions and knows when to raise his game to help India win crucial games.
|Nickname:||Gabbar, Jatt Jee|
|Weight (approx.):||71 Kg|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth:||5 December, 1985|
|Age (as on 2018):||32 years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Sagittarius|
|School:||St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Delhi|
|Educational Qualifications:||12th Pass|
|Father:||Mahendra Pal Dhawan|
|Nature on field:||Fired Up|
|Likes to play against:||Fast Bowling|
|Favourite Shot:||Cover Driver|
|Career Turning Point|
- Called for the four-match Test series against Australia in 2013. In the third Test, he was picked ahead of Virender Sehwag and Murli Vijay, and went onto score the fastest century by a Test debutant.
|Hobbies:||Yoga, Playing badminton|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Lord’s Cricket|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Butter Chicken|
|Favourite Actors/Actresses:||Aamir Khan / Kareena Kapoor|
|Favourite Book:||The Secret by Rhodha Byrne|
|Favourite Films:||Rocky(1976), Veer Zara|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||Nursat Fateh Alika Khan|
|Cars Collection:||Mercedes GL350 CDI|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Marriage Date:||30 October, 2012|
|Net Worth:||INR 75 Crore|
|Retainer Fee:||INR 7 Crore|
|Test Fee:||INR 15 Lakh|
|ODI Fee:||INR 6 Lakh|
|T20 Fee:||INR 3 Lakh|
|IPL 11:||5.40 crore|
- In 2014 Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan had a spat in the dressing room when India played Australia in Gabba. Dhawan was injured and didn’t play while Kohli got out cheaply at 1. The two started to go against eachother after Kohli returned to the dressing room after his dismissal
- In December 2017, while going to South Africa from Dubai his family wasn’t allowed to board the flight if they didn’t show their Birth Certificates. He took to Twitter to express his disappointment and asked the Emirates airlines why were they being put through this.
- In 2018, he replied to Shahid Afridi’s Kashmir targeted tweet by saying that he should focus on fixing his own country first
|Lesser Known Facts|
- He started out his cricketing career as a wicket-keeper.
- His wife is 10 years older than him.
- He got into cricket while watching his cousin brother play and asked his dad if he could play as well.
- He was introduced to his wife by former Indian cricket teammate Harbhajan Singh on Facebook.
- He doesn’t smoke but drinks occasionally.