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Shikhar Dhawan born in 1985 is an Indian cricketer of considerable repute. He is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler, He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. 

Dhawan’s debut in One Day International was against Australia in October 2010 at Visakhapatnam. His Test debut came against the same opponents in March 2013 at Mohali where he scored the fastest century by any batsman on Test debut.

Dhawan made his first-class debut for Delhi against Andhra in November 2004. Dhawan had a decent run with the bat as far as the domestic season is concerned. His performance had convinced the selectors that he be included in the playing eleven when Australia toured India in 2013.

He continued to show his batting skills as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad team where he decimated every opponent’s bowling attack with ease. His good form continued unabated and he was selected to play the 2013 Champions Trophy which was held in England. Luck was by his side and he was adjudged the player of the tournament for scoring the most runs in a single tournament.

He carried forward his good form during the triangular series against West Indies and Srilanka where he was the leading run scorer. Similarly in other tournaments as well Shikhar Dhawan was the envy of other players. Following his good performances in the domestic season, Dhawan was once again included in the playing eleven in the 2017 Champions Trophy to be held in June 2017 in England.

In the IPL he had stints with different teams and lastly, he has been playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad under Captain David Warner.

Finally Dhawan got into wedlock with Melbourne-based Ayesha Mukherjee in 2012.