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

Gambhir, Ashwin should play at Old Trafford
Shikhar Dhawan's failure should pave way for Gautam Gambhir while keeping Ravichandran Ashwin on bench is rather wasteful.|31 Jul 2014, 11:38
Dhawan: It will be tough for us on day five
India are placed at 112 for 4 in their fourth innings in pursuit of 445 runs and Dhawan believes it's advantage England at the moment.
PTI|31 Jul 2014, 11:29
England proving a tough nut for Shikhar Dhawan
This tour has proved to be a tough assignment for India's opener and his repeated failures have put a question mark on his place.|31 Jul 2014, 10:59
Dhoni cedes some of his ability to castigate batsmen
If MS Dhoni has to retain the right to tick his players off, he must ensure that his own bases are covered.|31 Jul 2014, 12:00
England sense win as India falter against spin
England's continuation of winning every session stretched into the fourth day with India struggling to save the third Test at the Ageas Bowl.|30 Jul 2014, 04:09
Erring batsmen leave India battling to avoid follow-on
A combination of disciplined English bowling and moments of brain fade from India's set batsmen put the hosts in the driver's seat.|29 Jul 2014, 03:16
Skipper Dhoni must continue to tread the positive path
India can lift themselves to a new level if they stay focused, sustain their intensity and remain competitive.|24 Jul 2014, 06:40
Murali Vijay slowly emerging India's anchor
On a tour where the expected names have failed to rise, Murali Vijay has taken it upon himself to showcase the resolve the Indian middle order has so far lacked.|22 Jul 2014, 08:43
A report card on India's triumph at Lord's
Following their triumph at the Lord's, assesses how India fared in the second Test.|21 Jul 2014, 11:27

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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