Shikhar Dhawan Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Real NameShikhar Dhawan Nickname(s)Gabbar, Jatt Ji, Daddy D ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Left-handed Batsman) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm in meters- 1.80 m in feet inches- 5’ 11” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg in pounds- 176 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches - Waist: 32 inches - Biceps: 16 inches Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack Cricket International DebutODI- 20 October 2010 against Australia at Visakhapatnam Test- 14 March 2013 against Australia at Mohali T20- 4 June 2011 against West Indies at Port of Spain Jersey Number#25, 16 (India) #25 (Domestic) Domestic/State TeamDeccan Chargers, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, India A, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad Coach/Mentor(s)Tarak Sinha, Madan Sharma Favourite ShotCut shot Records (main ones)• The leading run scorer in any Under-19 World Cup (505 runs from 7 innings in 2004). • The fastest to reach 1000 runs in ICC ODI tournaments (16 innings).
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shikhar Dhawan
Does Shikhar Dhawan smoke?: No
Does Shikhar Dhawan drink alcohol?: Yes
Shikhar was born into a middle-class Punjabi family with roots in Ludhiana.
His cousin used to play for Sonnet Club, Delhi. Watching him play, he developed his interest in cricket, after which his parents enrolled him at the Sonnet Club, aged 12, under the coaching of Tarak Sinha.
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.
His Ghajini haircut, curved moustache, and the way he twirls his moustache is a trendsetter among the youths.
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.
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.