Shikhar Dhawan

Left Handed Batsman
December 5, 1985 ,Delhi
Current age:
28 years 7 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

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
Dhoni can take adventure route to make Test more alive
MS Dhoni will require his batsmen to score quickly in order to give his bowlers some extra time to have a go at England.|12 Jul 2014, 11:07
India, England aim to forge new paths at Trent Bridge
Both teams have slid down the rankings, have suffered ignominy and several of those players have either retired or lost their way. Anyone suggesting the five-Test series would follow the same path as 2011 would be wrong.|08 Jul 2014, 05:23
Mistakes India cannot afford to make in England
Having last won a Test overseas over three years back, expectations are sky high from Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Co. to deliver in England.|03 Jul 2014, 08:38
Warm-up Day 2: Binny, Pujara star for the Indians
Pujara continued his good form with the bat scoring 81 runs on Day 2 against Derbyshire.|02 Jul 2014, 05:55
Gautam Gambhir needs to do a Dravid of 2011
Gambhir returns to the place where his slide began, trying to nail down a place should Shikhar Dhawan or Murali Vijay fail to get going.|02 Jul 2014, 12:54
Bowling a worry ahead of India's final warm-up
It is most likely that Dhoni will field all his 18 players once again, thus theoretically giving everyone a chance to bid for the playing XI in the first Test.
PTI|30 Jun 2014, 06:55

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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