Shikhar Dhawan Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More


Shikhar Dhawan Biography

Born on 5 Dec 1985, Shikhar Dhawan is Indian international cricket. He is also known as Gabbar bcoz of their bald hairstyle with mustaches. He is a left-handed opening batsman and bowls occasionally as a right-arm off break. He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Delhi capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

He’s nature on the field is always angry still Dhawan managed to win hearts from Indian cricket fans. His first debut was against the Australian team. He is known to be a grounded person and he credits Sufi songs for it as it taught him to treat success and failure in the same way.

shikhar dhawan biography
Source: TimesOfIndia
  • Name: Shikhar Dhawan
  • Nickname: Gabbar
  • Role: Batsman
  • Batting Style: Left-handed
  • Bowling Style: Right Arm Off-Spin

Shikhar Dhawan Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 1.8 m
  • Weight (approx.): 71 Kg
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life Of Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan was born in 5 Dec 1985 in Delhi. He completed his 12th from St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Delhi. After that, he left studies and focus on his cricket career.

  • Date of Birth: 5 December 1985
  • Age: 34 Years (As On 2020)
  • Birth Place: Delhi
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: Indian
  • School: St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Delhi
  • College: NA
  • Educational Qualifications: 12th standard

Shikhar Dhawan Family

  • Father: Mahendra Pal Dhawan
  • Mother: Sunaina Dhawan
  • Brother: NA
  • Sister: Shreshta (Younger)
  • Coach/Mentor: Tarak Sinha, Madan Sharma
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Address: A bungalow in Delhi and Melbourne

Cricket Career Of Shikhar Dhawan

  • Test: 14 March 2013 v Australia
  • ODI: 20 October 2010 v Australia
  • T20: 4 June 2011 v West Indies
  • Jersey Number: #42
  • Domestic/State Teams: Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 25)
  • Nature on the field:

Shikhar Dhawan Records

Most runs in a single tournament for scoring 505 runs in just 7 innings.

Shikhar Dhawan Preferences

  • Hobbies: Doing yoga, Swimming, Reading, Playing table tennis and badminton
  • Favorite Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar, Andy flower
  • Favorite Sportspersons: NA
  • Favorite Food: Butter Chicken
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Actor: Aamir Khan
  • Favorite Song: Mawa Thandiya Chava by Gurdas Maan
  • Favorite Film: Rocky(1976)
  • Favorite Singer: Nushrat Fateh Ali Khan
  • Favorite Books: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Shikhar Dhawan Tattoo(s)

  • Right hand– Arjuna, the character from Mahabharat, Lord Shiva, and Baba Deep Singh (one of the most honored martyrs in Sikh history)
  • Left biceps– “Carpe Diem” written
  • Right shoulder– A tribal design
  • Left calf– A bird with a leafless tree
  • Left forearm– His wife’s name written “Ayesha”
    Tattoos Photo & Details: Shikhar Dhawan tattoos

Shikhar Dhawan Wife and Children

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  • His wife Ayesha Mukherji who was settled in Australia was introduced to him by their common friend Harbhajan Singh on Facebook. Later, they both got into a relationship and got married.
  • His wife Ayesha is half-Bengali and half-British, who hails from Melbourne, Australia. She has 2 children with her first husband and 1 child with Shikhar Dhawan.
  • His wife is 10 years older than him.
  • He has a signature style of celebration after taking a catch.
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Ayesh Mukherji
  • Marriage Date: 30 October 2012
  • Children: Zoravar Dhawan (Son)

Awards and Recognitions

2004– Player of the Tournament in the Under-19 World Cup
2013– Man of the Series in the ICC Champions Trophy

Shikhar Dhawan Controversies

shikhar dhawan controversies
Source: Twitter

On 29 December 2017, when he, along with his family was traveling to Cape Town to play against South Africa, his wife and kids were stopped at Dubai airport from boarding the flight as they weren’t having birth certificates for the kids.

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Lesser-Known Facts

  • Shikhar was born into a middle-class Punjabi family with roots in Ludhiana.
  • The same year, he scored a century in a U-15 school tournament.
  • When he joined the club, he was more of a wicket-keeper than a batsman.
  • While he was playing domestic cricket, there was a time when he was continually overlooked by the selectors, which frustrated him so much that he wanted to quit playing cricket.
  • On his ODI debut, he got out on a “duck” and scored a “century” on his Test debut.
  • He was selected ahead of Virender Sehwag on his Test debut, and he fully justified his selection by hitting the fastest century on Test debut — in just 85 balls.

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