101 Facts About Shikhar Dhawan

1. Shikhar Dhawan said that Rishabh Pant has become an asset for the team due to his ability to change the course of a game in no time.

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2. On Tuesday, Shikhar Dhawan had words of encouragement for the youngster.

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3. Shikhar Dhawan has time and again been spotted facing the tennis ball in the nets, and on Tuesday too, the batsman was seen taking throw downs from batting coach Sanjay Bangar.

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4. Shikhar Dhawan reckoned he and the Indian team were content playing five ODIs and that they had no issues with switching to T20 mode despite the World Cup knocking on the door.

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5. Shikhar Dhawan showed good form in the first two ODIs, but was unable to continue his brilliant run in the next two matches.

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6. Shikhar Dhawan has a major hand in improving husband Shikhar Dhawan's fitness standards as well.

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7. Shikhar Dhawan spoke about the similarities between conditions in Australia and New Zealand.

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8. Shikhar Dhawan entered the 5000-run club in his 118th innings in ODI cricket.

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9. Shikhar Dhawan made a good half-century with the bat and forged a 154-run partnership with Rohit Sharma.

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10. Shikhar Dhawan recently commented on MS Dhoni's match-winning form, Dhawan said, 'It was great to see a good team performance in the last one day match against Australia.

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11. Shikhar Dhawan was born on December 5, 1985, in Delhi to Sunaina and Mahendra Pal Dhawan.

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12. Shikhar Dhawan posted a video, where his son Zoraver is seen sitting on top of his shoulders, applying powder on Shikhar's head.

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13. Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 75-run knock in the opening match of the five-match ODI series in Napier.

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14. Shikhar Dhawan is well known for his famous handlebar moustache.

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15. Shikhar Dhawan was traded to Delhi Capitals for the 2019 season.

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16. Shikhar Dhawan was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2017 Indian Premier League.

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17. Shikhar Dhawan won the 2016 Indian Premier League with Sunrisers Hyderabad, after putting strong batting performances alongside captain David Warner.

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18. Shikhar Dhawan was selected captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team prior to the start of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

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19. Shikhar Dhawan has played for the Mumbai Indians in the second and third season of the IPL.

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20. Shikhar Dhawan was traded to the Mumbai Indians in exchange for Ashish Nehra.

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21. Shikhar Dhawan was the third-highest scorer of the Delhi Daredevils team.

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22. Shikhar Dhawan played for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League and made 4 half centuries.

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23. Shikhar Dhawan carried his good form in the ODI series by scoring a century in the first match which India won.

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24. Shikhar Dhawan scored his second hundred of the tournament in the next match against Ireland which came off just 85 balls.

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25. Shikhar Dhawan made a hundred against South Africa in next match, scoring 137 off 146 balls which is his highest score in ODIs.

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26. Shikhar Dhawan made a fifty in the World Cup warm-up match against Australia.

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27. Shikhar Dhawan was dropped from the last test due to poor form.

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28. Shikhar Dhawan was rested for remaining 2 matches and was replaced by returning Rohit Sharma.

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29. Shikhar Dhawan played two more matches in the tournament against West Indies and Bangladesh, respectively.

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30. Shikhar Dhawan was part of India's 15-man squad for 2014 World T20 where he played 3 matches.

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31. Shikhar Dhawan came back for the last match but made only 9 runs.

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32. Shikhar Dhawan missed the fourth Test at Delhi after being ruled out for six weeks due to a fracture in his left hand.

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33. Shikhar Dhawan was the third-choice opener in the squad which consisted of Test regulars Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay.

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34. Shikhar Dhawan was then selected in the Rest of India squad for 2013 Irani Cup match against Mumbai in February 2013.

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35. Shikhar Dhawan scored 110 off 109 balls in Delhi's run-chase of 295, helping Delhi win the match by 6 wickets.

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36. Shikhar Dhawan was named the captain of Delhi for the one-off List A match against the touring England team in January 2013.

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37. Shikhar Dhawan won the man of the match award in the quarterfinal match against West Zone, after scoring 101 and 50.

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38. Shikhar Dhawan scored a 139-ball 152 in the next match against India B, as India A won by 4 runs.

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39. Shikhar Dhawan registered only one hundred in that season, a 149 against Gujarat at Delhi after Gujarat were bowled out for 71 in their first innings.

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40. Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed run out for a duck in the first game against India Red, before he scored a 121-ball 109 in the second match against India Green.

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41. Shikhar Dhawan was then selected to play for India Blue in the Challengers Trophy.

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42. Shikhar Dhawan scored 83 in the first innings as Rest of India won by 361 runs.

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43. Shikhar Dhawan made an unbeaten 85 in the semifinal against East Zone and 48 in the final against West Zone, helping North Zone lift the trophy.

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44. Shikhar Dhawan averaged 48.33 in that tournament which India Red won.

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45. Shikhar Dhawan was made captain of the Delhi team for the Ranji One-day Trophy in February 2007, despite the presence of international players in the lineup such as Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Aakash Chopra and Ashish Nehra.

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46. Shikhar Dhawan scored 45 and 12 in the semifinal against Central Zone, before top-scoring for his team with 71 in the final on a seaming track in Rohtak against East Zone securing his team an innings-win.

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47. Shikhar Dhawan was then picked to play for North Zone Under-19s in January 2003 in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy.

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48. Shikhar Dhawan was drafted into the Delhi Under-19 team in October 2001, at the age of 15, for the Cooch Behar Trophy.

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49. Shikhar Dhawan played three games in the tournament averaging 85.

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50. Shikhar Dhawan scored 30 and 66 in the semifinal against South Zone.

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51. Shikhar Dhawan was selected in the North Zone Under-16s squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy in February 2001.

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52. Shikhar Dhawan was born on 5 December 1985 in Delhi to Sunaina and Mahendra Pal Dhawan.

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53. Shikhar Dhawan played for the Indian Under-17 and Under-19 teams before making his first-class debut for Delhi in November 2004.

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54. Shikhar Dhawan was born on 5 December 1985 and is an Indian international cricketer.

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55. Shikhar Dhawan took the plunge and married Ayesha Mukherjee on October 30th, 2012.

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56. Shikhar Dhawan has celebrated the total number of 32 birthdays till date.

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57. Shikhar Dhawan is Blessed with two Daughters and one son Rhea, Aliya and Zoravar.

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58. Shikhar Dhawan is married to Ayesha Mukherjee, an Anglo-Indian amateur boxer with Australian citizenship.

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59. Shikhar Dhawan has had a liking for bikes since a very young age.

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60. Shikhar Dhawan was actually picked for the Delhi Daredevils during the Indian Premier League 2008.

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61. Shikhar Dhawan honed his skills under the tutelage of renowned coach Tarak Sinha, since the age of 12.

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62. Shikhar Dhawan announced his arrival with a smashing ton on Test debut and since then has established himself in the team.

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63. Shikhar Dhawan was initially a wicket keeper when he started training in the club.

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64. Shikhar Dhawan was born on 5th December 1985 to Mahendra Pal Dhawan and Sunaina Dhawan in Delhi.

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65. Shikhar Dhawan is easily one of the most promising players of the Indian National Team.

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66. Shikhar Dhawan married Ayesha Mukherjee in 2012, an Australian citizen who holds dual nationality.

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67. Shikhar Dhawan is not just married, but he shares a love story with his wife, Ayesha Mukherjee, that is very interesting.

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68. Shikhar Dhawan has been slightly off par lately, and will be eager to make his presence felt against the Kangaroos.

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69. Shikhar Dhawan shared this picture on his Instagram ahead of Tim Cahill's farewell match for Australia, captioned, "Great catching up with you @tim_cahill.

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70. Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings in the run chase and immediately began plundering the Australian attack, smashing two boundaries off Jason Behrendorff's opening over.

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71. Shikhar Dhawan has become India's highest run-getter in T20Is this year overtaking Virat Kohli's record.

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72. Shikhar Dhawan was injured during a session at the nets before the fourth day's play in the second Test match.

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73. Shikhar Dhawan should have been forced to play earlier: Anil Kumble.

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74. Shikhar Dhawan smashed a sublime 76 off 42 balls in the run chase before Dinesh Karthik came up with a pulsating 30 off 13 balls towards the end.

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75. Shikhar Dhawan smashed a sublime 76 off 42 balls in the run chase before Dinesh Karthik came up with a pulsating 30 off 13.

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76. Shikhar Dhawan picks up a single on the 3rd ball to rotate strike.

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77. Shikhar Dhawan pulls the next ball too but it lands just short of Coulter-Nile as they pick up 2 runs.

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78. Shikhar Dhawan is in fine form here as he pulls the 2nd ball over backward square leg for a SIX.

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79. Shikhar Dhawan got India off to a quick start, putting on 35 off 25 balls for the opening stand with Rohit Sharma.

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80. Shikhar Dhawan feels poor fielding cost India in narrow loss to Australia.

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81. Shikhar Dhawan acknowledged the missed opportunities on the field hurt them in their narrow four-run loss to Australia in the first T20I in Brisbane on Wednesday.

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82. Shikhar Dhawan was the most expensive player at Sunrisers until two years back, after they had retained him for INR 12.5 crore.

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83. Shikhar Dhawan took the top slot from none other than his teammate and India skipper Virat Kohli.

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84. Shikhar Dhawan praised Pant, who was playing at this big ground for the first time.

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85. In 2012, Shikhar Dhawan married Melbourne-based Ayesha Mukherjee, an amateur boxer.

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86. In the 2018 Indian Premier League, Shikhar Dhawan scored 497 runs, his side finished runners-up after losing to Chennai Super Kings in the final.

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87. On 14 June 2018, Shikhar Dhawan became the only Indian and sixth overall player to score a century before lunch break on the first day of a test match against Afghanistan who were playing their first ever test match at Bangalore in the one-off test match.

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88. On 25 February 2018, Shikhar Dhawan was named vice-captain of India for the T20 Tri-series in Sri Lanka.

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89. In the 2017 Australia tour of India, Shikhar Dhawan was released from the Indian squad and missed the all five ODI's of the 5-match ODI series against Australia due to personal reasons.

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90. On 10 February 2018 against South Africa Shikhar Dhawan played in his 100th ODI, scored his 13th ODI century and became the first batsman for India to score a century in his 100th ODI.

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91. Shikhar Dhawan made a comeback into the test side in June 2015 by scoring 173 in the first inning of the only test match against Bangladesh.

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92. Shikhar Dhawan had a great start to the 2015 World Cup with a 73 against Pakistan in the first match and was run out.

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93. Shikhar Dhawan was part of squad announced for first 3 ODIs.

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94. Shikhar Dhawan was selected in India's 18-man squad to play five Test matches against England.

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95. Shikhar Dhawan continued his poor run scoring only 13 and 15 in the first match played at New Wanderers Stadium.

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96. Shikhar Dhawan scored a personal best 32 in the T20I game which India won.

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97. Shikhar Dhawan opened the batting with Rohit Sharma in the tournament and the pair found success.

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98. Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 187 in the second over of the fourth day, caught by Ed Cowan at silly point off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.

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99. In the process, Shikhar Dhawan scored the fastest century ever on Test debut, off 85 balls, breaking the long-held record of Gundappa Viswanath.

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100. In the semifinal against Central Zone, Shikhar Dhawan scored 121 and 37.

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101. Shikhar Dhawan was selected in the Rest of India squad to play against the defending Ranji champions Mumbai in the Irani Cup in October 2010.

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