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.