October 02, 2022

Shikhar Dhawan (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 3, 2022

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Short Biography

Shikhar Dhawan was born on 05-12-1985 in Delhi, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player. He is known as a left-handed opening batsman of the Indian International Cricket Team.

Other Name: Babbu, Gabbar, Jatt-jee

Shikhar Dhawan Complete Bio & Career

Shikhar Dhawan stunned all observers, and Australia, when he stroked his way to the fastest Test century by a debutant. That debut, in Mohali in 2012-13, came to Dhawan in his ninth year of first-class cricket after he had been written off by almost everybody, not least because India's opening combination had been fixed to the most prolific combination in their Test history: Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.
Dhawan is one in a long line of stroke-players from Delhi, which became the Indian batting capital in the 2000s. He stands upright in his stance, is a bit stiff with his hands when he pushes forward, and is partial to the cover-drive. Those who played domestic cricket with him say he is supremely confident, bordering on showmanship. He is also a flamboyant personality with his ever-changing looks and the twirled moustache.
However, the attractive strokes, which were apparent even in the 2003-04 Under-19 World Cup where he was the Player of the Tournament for scoring 505 runs at 84.16 with three centuries, didn't seem to translate into huge seasons in Ranji Trophy. His average stayed steady in the mid-40s, but he didn't quite dare the selectors to overlook him. After lukewarm showing in the IPL and five ODIs, and with the Test openers going well, it seemed Dhawan would be left consigned to domestic cricket and T20 leagues.
Fortune turned, though, and both Sehwag and Gambhir lost form dramatically, giving Dhawan a chance at the age of 27 with 81 caps and 5679 first-class runs to his name already. Dhawan grabbed the chance with arguably the best debut by an Indian batsman, smashing 187 off 174 balls to set up India's win in a Test that was reduced to four days. He was picked in India's squad for the Champions Trophy soon after, and carried his sizzling form into that tournament with two centuries in the side's first two matches.
Dhawan's form later tailed off in England and Australia in 2014 but he hit back with 412 runs at 51.50 in India's run to the 2015 World Cup semi-finals. He also played some crucial knocks at the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy as well. He has formed a formidable opening pair with Rohit Sharma and his form will be vital if India wants to win the ICC World Cup 2019.

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Shikhar Dhawan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Mahendra Pal Dhawan
Mother Sunaina Dhawan
Sister Shreshta Dhawan
Brother None
Wife Ayesha Mukherjee
Son Zoravar Dhawan

He was born to Mahendra Pal Dhawan and Sunaina Dhawan. He has a sister named Shreshta Dhawan. He is married to Ayesha Mukherjee since 2012 who is a former kickboxer. The couple together has a son named Zoravar Dhawan, who was born in Dec 2014. The couple got divorced In Sep 2021. 


Shikhar Dhawan shared a photo with his father Mahendra Pal Dhawan on his instagram

Shikhar Dhawan posted a photo with his mother Sunaina Dhawan on his instagram

Life's Important Dates Of Shikhar Dhawan

Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School St, Marks Senior Secondary Public School. New Delhi
College N/A
Qualification 12th Standard
Hobbies Playing Cricket
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Test- 14th March 2013 V/S Australia
ODI- 20th October 2010 V/S Australia
T20I- 4th June 2011 V/S West Indies
Best Friends Virat Kohli
Salary Test- 15 Lakhs, ODI- 7.5 Lakhs & T20I- 6 Lakhs
Net Worth $8 Million
Official Website N/A


Bike Collections Hayabusa
Car Collections Audi Q7


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Virender Sehwag , Virat Kohli
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Singer Mika Singh
Favorite Dress Suits

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shikhar Dhawan

  • Due to consistent rejections for the national squad, he once decided to quit playing cricket.
  • He was named the player of the tournament during 2004 U-19 World Cup.
  • Dhawan holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian on Test debut. He scored 187 on his test debut against Australia.
  • He first met his wife Ayesha Mukherjee on facebook.
  • His wife Ayesha is an Australian citizen and is 11 years older to him.

Shikhar Dhawan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

36 years, 9months, 27 days old age Shikhar Dhawan will turn 37 on 05 December, 2022. Only 2 months, 2 days, 5 hours,28 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Shikhar Dhawan has celebrated the total number of 37 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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