Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler. He plays for Delhi in first-class cricket and Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He made his One Day International debut against Australia in October 2010. At the 2015 World Cup, he was the leading run-scorer for India.
About Shikhar Dhawan in brief
Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler. He plays for Delhi in first-class cricket and Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He played for the Indian Under-17 and Under-19 teams. Dhawan made his One Day International debut against Australia in October 2010. At the 2015 World Cup, Dhawan was the leading run-scorer for India. In the following year, he became the fastest Indian to reach 3,000 ODI runs. He also holds the record for most runs in a calendar year in Twenty20 International cricket. On 14 June 2018, against Afghanistan, Dhawan became the sixth batsman, and the first for India, to score a century before lunch on day one of a Test. His Test debut came against the same opposition in March 2013 at Mohali where he scored the fastest century by any batsman on Test debut and ended his innings with 187 runs from 174 balls. His total of 505 runs from seven innings in the tournament is a record for a single tournament. He was named the Youth Player of the Tournament in the 2014 Under 19 World Cup in Bangladesh and finished the tournament as leading runscorer of the tournament. In January 2015, he had two centuries and a fifty against England, and was named as captain of the youth team for the following two Tests against England. In August 2013, he recorded the then-second-highest individual score in a List A match when he scored 248 runs off 150 balls for India A against South Africa A at Pretoria.
He became the first Indian and ninth overall to score an ODI century in his 100th ODI game. In December 2017, he was the 2nd fastest Indian and 9th overall to reach 4000 ODI Runs. He has scored more runs than any other player in the history of the ICC ODI tournament, with a top score of 199 in the 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophy tournaments. He top-scored in the 2004 U19 World Cup and the 2013 U19 Champions Trophy. He holds the world record for the fastest to reach 1000 runs in ODI tournaments. His top score in the U19 tournament was 199, which he achieved in the final of the 2013 Champions Trophy tournament in Sri Lanka. He scored 755 runs from 9 innings at an average of 83. 88 with two hundreds and a topscore of 199. He made his Delhi first class debut in November 2004. He first played for Delhi Under-16s in the 199900 Vijay Merchant Trophy. In October 2001, at the age of 15, he played in the Cooch Behar Trophy for the Delhi U-19 team. In February 2003, he averaged 55. 50 with the bat for North Zone Under- 19s. He continued to amass runs at domestic level as he scored 444 runs from 6 innings in October after he was made the captain of Delhi Under 19 team of the MA Chidambaram Trophy.