Shikhar Dhawan

Left Handed Batsman
December 5, 1985 ,Delhi
Current age:
28 years 10 months
Major teams:
India ,Sunrisers Hyderabad
Playing role:
Test Debut:
March 14, 2013 v Australia
ODI Debut:
October 20, 2010 v Australia
T20 Debut:
June 4, 2011 v West Indies

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Shikhar Dhawan News

India's limited-overs report card of England takes a look at the individual performances by India players in the five-match ODI series and the lone T20I against England.|08 Sep 2014, 09:48
ICC rankings: Raina breaks into top-20
Riding on stupendous batting form that helped him earn the player of the series award against England, Suresh Raina jumped eight places to enter among the top-20 of the ICC ODI batting rankings.
PTI|07 Sep 2014, 08:22
Ganguly: India placed very well for World Cup
Sourav Ganguly has said that the Men in Blue are peaking at the right time and are currently placed very well for the 2015 World Cup.
PTI|06 Sep 2014, 06:44
India aim clean sweep, England aim pride
India will be aiming for a 4-0 score line while an England team in disarray will look to arrest the losing streak.|04 Sep 2014, 06:05
Dhawan: Failure is not a bad thing; it teaches you to succeed
Dhawan said he was very relieved that he got runs in Edgbaston and added that he has learnt a great deal from the tour.|03 Sep 2014, 05:20
Dhawan-Rahane camaraderie fantastic fuel for India
The camaraderie and synergy that was visible in Dhawan-Rahane partnership at Edgbaston is just the fuel India would have hoped.|03 Sep 2014, 04:03
A victory after ages takes a look at instances when a team has won against an opponent after a long gap.|03 Sep 2014, 11:18
Rahane makes amends at the top
With his maiden ODI ton, Rahane has staked a strong claim for the opening slot for the 2015 World Cup.|02 Sep 2014, 11:47
Clinical India shred England for series win
Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton, followed by Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97, ensured India lived up to their reputation on being the No.1 ODI side.|02 Sep 2014, 09:15

Shikhar Dhawan Bio

From the time he finished the leading run-getter at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup, many prophesied that Delhi-born Shikhar Dhawan would come good for India in the years to come. However, it didn't prove to be so easy for him largely because India's much-vaunted batting order featured Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly, and it was next to impossible to break into that team.

Yet Despite no opening in sight, Dhawan did not lose heart and kept scoring consistently in domestic cricket and his patience paid off in October 2010 when he was called up for three ODIs against Australia. As luck would have it, two games were abandoned due to rain and in the second match he made a nightmare of a debut, scoring a duck.

Dhawan's next chance came in 2011 in the West Indies where failed to impress in the four ODIs he played with scores of 51, 3, 4 and 11. After that many wrote him off, saying he didn't have the necessary fight to make it in international cricket. However, consistent performances at the domestic level helped him keep his place in India's second tier of players. All he needed was the rub of the green and that came during the 2013 Test series against Australia after an out-of-form Sehwag was axed ahead of the third Test. Handed a debut in Mohali, Dhawan stroked his way to 187 off 174 balls, in the process becoming the quickest Test debutant to a hundred – off just 85 deliveries.

Dhawan, proficient at cutting the ball hard on both sides of the wicket, hasn't looked back since then. In the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013, he scored two tons to lead India to the trophy. The handlebar-moustached Dhawan is at present one of India's key players, and the sky seems to be the limit for him. It took some time, but Dhawan appears to be back where he belongs.
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