Shikhar Dhawan

Left Handed Batsman
December 5, 1985 ,Delhi
Current age:
28 years 8 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

Dhoni skips practice, may miss Middlesex game
MS Dhoni along with few other India players took the day off after attending the nets on Wednesday.
PTI|21 Aug 2014, 09:47
Dhoni's captaincy 'not up to Test standard', says Brearley
Brearley said India have been a disappointment in the Test series even though their bowling has throughout been energetic and often skillful.
20 Aug 2014, 07:13
Indian cricket's opening dilemma
Who next? KL Rahul? Jiwanjot Singh? Or should the selectors be looking at older domestic batsmen?
20 Aug 2014, 02:52
Ganguly exclusive: Dhoni must reinvent to survive
India captain MS Dhoni's tactics at times has lacked imagination and he needs to reinvent himself, writes former captain and's guest editor Sourav Ganguly.|19 Aug 2014, 07:49
Where India lost the plot against England
When Dhoni & Co. vanquished England at Lord's to take a 1-0 lead in series, no one would have imagined that the next three Tests would end up being a nightmare for India.
TNN|18 Aug 2014, 10:06
Full marks to Dhoni, not India
Dhoni's batting is all forearm and no footwork and yet he's been putting runs on the board.
IANS|16 Aug 2014, 09:43
Indian tangle against Moeen Ali debunks myth
The notion that the Indians handle spin better than most other nations has been well and truly debunked.|13 Aug 2014, 06:24
To change or not to change, that's the question for Dhoni
By the look of things at present, India aren't likely to be going into the final game unchanged.|12 Aug 2014, 10:01
Kohli, Pujara decline mirrors India's
With Pujara and Kohli's failures, India's competitiveness has disappeared in England.|11 Aug 2014, 01:18

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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