Shikhar Dhawan

Left Handed Batsman
December 5, 1985 ,Delhi
Current age:
28 years 11 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

Rohit Sharma unleashes 'X-factor'
Rohit's whirlwind 173-ball 264 was a reminder that no injury was going to stop him from going to the World Cup in Australia.|13 Nov 2014, 19:11
Dhawan jumps to No 5 spot in ODI batting rankings
Dhawan jumped four places while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni dropped a spot in the latest ODI rankings.
IANS|12 Nov 2014, 21:11
Ganguly: India deserve No 1 ODI ranking
A 4-1 win or a better result in the series against Sri Lanka will enable India to reach top of the ODI ranking table.
PTI|12 Nov 2014, 14:11
Draining defeats fluster Angelo Mathews
For the third time in a row, Mathews was left to pick through a poor performance by his batsmen and bowlers, as well as in the field, and he found himself struggling to find positives.|09 Nov 2014, 23:11
Dhawan, Umesh Yadav take India to series win
India emerged eight-wicket victors in the third match at Hyderabad, thereby taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.|09 Nov 2014, 22:11
Ambati Rayudu arrives with long overdue century
For a batsman who’s talent had been identified at an early age, the road to a maiden ODI century was a long and difficult one for Ambati Rayudu.|07 Nov 2014, 00:11
Experimental India tick more boxes
If Akshar Patel made further strides as in international bowler, then with the bat it was Ambati Rayudu's timely maiden century that eased the World Cup winner's concerns.|06 Nov 2014, 22:11
SL aim to shed listlessness, India aim for supremacy
India routed Sri Lanka in the first ODI and they will be aiming to repeat the dose in Ahmedabad.|05 Nov 2014, 21:11
Dhawan: Openers scoring runs is a good sign
Shikhar Dhawan says his confidence has shot up after scoring a century on Sunday.
PTI|02 Nov 2014, 22:11

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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