Shikhar Dhawan
(Indian Cricketer)

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.

Shikhar Dhawan
Nickname:Gabbar, Jatt Jee
Profession:Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:
Biopic:
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):5’11”
Weight (approx.):71 Kg
Eye Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Tattoos:NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth:5 December, 1985
Age (as on 2018):32 years
Birth Place:Delhi
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Sagittarius
Nationality:Indian
School:St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Delhi
College:NA
Educational Qualifications:12th Pass
Signature:

Family
Father:Mahendra Pal Dhawan
Mother:Sunaina Dhawan
Sister:Shrestha Dhawan
Brother:NA
Coach/Mentor:Tarak Sinha
Religion:Hindu
Address:NA
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:2013
ODI:2010
T20:
Jersey Number:#25
Domestic/State Team:Delhi
Nature on field:Fired Up
Likes to play against:Fast Bowling
Favourite Shot:Cover Driver
Records
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.
Preferences
Hobbies:Yoga, Playing badminton
Favourite Batsmen:Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers:NA
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
Favourite Destinations:NA
Smoking/Alcohol:NA
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:Mercedes GL350 CDI
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:NA
Wife/Spouse:Ayesha Mukherjee
Marriage Date:30 October, 2012
Children:NA
Earnings
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
Controversies
  • 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.