Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed opening batsman for the Indian national cricket team and an occasional right-arm off break bowler. He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and has represented Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Shikhar made his India U17 and U19 debuts before he played a first class match for Delhi and his rise to fame was noticed after he scored 505 runs in the 2004 U-19 World Cup. He made his ODI debut in 2010 and in 2013 scored the fastest century for any batsman on Test debut against Australia. He was the leading run scorer at the 2013 Champions Trophy and highest run getter for India at the 2015 World Cup.
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Shikhar Dhawan posts emotional message for wife, twitterati says everything will be fine

Shikhar Dhawan is sitting out the first three ODIs of India’s five-match series against Australia that starts on September 17 at Chennai. Dhawan made a touching post on Twitter saying that he will be his wife’s “strength” at this moment.

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India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan to miss first three ODIs

Shikhar Dhawan will be by his wife’s side after she was taken ill. This would mean he will miss the first three ODIs against Australia in the five match series which begins on September 17.

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Shikhar Dhawan slams Lucknow teacher for slapping class 3 student 40 times

In a Twitter post, Shikhar Dhawan slammed the Lucknow teacher who slapped a class three student 40 times, saying, “Glad tht shit lady got out of d school nd should hav gt d same beating too as a fairwell fr her..”

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Shikhar Dhawan posts image with his mother, says she is recovering well

Shikhar Dhawan had travelled back home a day before India’s fifth ODI against Sri Lanka so as to be with his ailing mother. Dhawan’s absence was not felt in the batting line up as Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav’s efforts led India to a comfortable six-wicket win.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews takes stunning catch to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan

Former Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews displayed brilliant skills in the field to send Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan back in the pavilion after taking grabbing a magnificent diving catch to dismiss the Indian batsman for 49. 

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There are such great batsmen in our side that anyone can take my place, says Shikhar Dhawan

India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a 71-ball century against Sri Lanka, is not thinking of being complacent despite his purple patch as there are many great batsmen in the Indian side who can take his place.

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Shikhar Dhawan will win you games as long he’s in this happy zone, says Virat Kohli

Shikhar Dhawan has been chasing in on his purple patch and the last three months have been great for the Indian opener who has performed in both Tests and one-day international, captain of the Indian cricket team Virat Kohli said.

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Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli power India to nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in 1st ODI

Set a modest 217-run target, India ride on Shikhar Dhawan (132*)-Virat Kohli (82*) stand to chase down the target in the 29th over of the innings. The win gives India 1-0 lead in the five-ODI series.

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Shikhar Dhawan scores 11th century, his fastest in ODIs

Shikhar Dhawan scored his 11th one-day international century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka at Dambulla off just 71 balls which is the fastest for him in the format. This is also his third ODI century against Sri Lanka.

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Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan condemn child abuse, share video with strong message

Cricketers Shikhar Dhawan and Robin Uthappa appealed for parents to be patient with their children after seeing a video of a little girl being slapped for making mistakes while studying.

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Shikhar Dhawan thanks fans after reaching 1 million Twitter followers

Shikhar Dhawan is with Team India in Sri Lanka who are touring the island country for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team won the Test series 3-0 to mark their second ever Test series win in Sri Lanka and are now scheduled to begin their ODI series from Sunday.

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Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul attain career best Test ranking; Ravindra Jadeja loses all-rounder top spot

There was reason to celebrate for the bowlers too with seamers Mohammad Shami (up one place to 19th position) and Umesh Yadav (up one place up to career-best 21st position) also rewarded in the latest ICC rankings.

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India vs Sri Lanka, Stats: Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin star performers in 3-0 whitewash

India had a complete performance in the recently concluded three-Test away series against Sri Lanka. Here’s a look at the contributions from the Indian cricket team players in the whitewash.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Another Shikhar Dhawan hundred sets Twitter on fire

India ended first day’s play of the third Test match at 329/6 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. Shikhar Dhawan went on to score his sixth Test ton while KL Rahul scored 85.

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Shikhar Dhawan scores sixth Test century, second in Sri Lanka series

Continuing his rich form with the bat, India opener Shikhar Dhawan completed his sixth century in Test cricket and the second against Sri Lanka. The Indian opener completed his century off just 107 balls with the help of 14 fours.