Shikhar Dhawan Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Shikhar Dhawan Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight82 kg
Date of BirthDecember 5, 1985
Zodiac SignSagittarius
SpouseAyesha Mukherjee

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian cricketer who is widely known to be a great opener for the team in ODI formats. He plays for Delhi at the domestic level. He was the leading run-scorer in the 2015 World Cup for India and also became the fastest Indian to reach 3000 runs. Dhawan is considered to be a dangerous batsman in the ICC tournaments and holds various records like the fastest to reach 1000 runs in ICC ODI tournaments. He made his first-class debut for Delhi against Andhra in November 2004 where he scored 49 for his team. He has a wide following on social media with more than 5 million followers on Instagram and more than 4 million followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Shikhar Dhawan

Nick Name

Gabbar, Jatt-jee

Shikhar Dhawan in an Instagram selfie as seen in October 2019
Shikhar Dhawan in an Instagram selfie as seen in October 2019 (Shikhar Dhawan / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Delhi, India

Residence

Delhi, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

He completed his education from St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School in Meera Bagh, Delhi. He later started his cricket coaching in Sonnet Club.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Mahendra Pal Dhawan
  • Mother – Sunaina Dhawan
  • Siblings – Shreshta Dhawan (Younger Sister)

Manager

Shikhar is managed by Kwaan Entertainment.

Batting

Left-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Off-Spin

Role

Opening Batsman

Jersey Number

  • 25 – ODI
  • 42 – T20I

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

82 kg or 181 lbs

Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherji as seen in October 2019
Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee as seen in October 2019 (Shikhar Dhawan / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shikhar has dated –

  1. Ayesha Mukherjee (2009-Present) – Ayesha and Shikhar got married in 2012 and have a son together named Zoravar.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Mustache
  • Bald-headed
  • Tall Height
Shikhar Dhawan as seen in January 2015
Shikhar Dhawan as seen in January 2015 (NAPARAZZI / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Brand Endorsements

Shikhar Dhawan has endorsed numerous brands such as –

  • GS Caltex
  • boAt
  • Ramsons Perfume India
  • Alcis Sports
  • DaOne Home
  • Canara Bank
  • Allied Blenders and Distillers
  • Big Bazaar
  • Nerolac
  • Oppo
  • Lays
  • Redmi
  • DB Dixon
  • V-Star
  • Tata Cliq
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Shikhar Dhawan Favorite Things

  • Hobbies – Dancing
  • Food – Butter Chicken
  • Destination – Melbourne
  • Ground – Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Music – Punjabi Music, Sufi Music
  • Singer – Gurdas Maan, Wadali Brothers, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  • Shot – Cover Drive
  • Sport – Kabaddi
  • Beverage – Vodka
  • Actress Kareena Kapoor
  • Film – Rocky (1976)

SourceYouTube, YouTube, YouTube

Shikhar Dhawan in an Instagram post in October 2019
Shikhar Dhawan in an Instagram post in October 2019 (Shikhar Dhawan / Instagram)

Shikhar Dhawan Facts

  1. He was born in a middle-class family from Ludhiana.
  2. His interest in cricket developed after watching his brother play for the Sonnet Club.
  3. He began his career as a wicket-keeper.
  4. He once decided on leaving cricket because he was continuously ignored by selectors.
  5. Shikhar was out on a duck during his ODI debut but scored a century on his test debut.
  6. He has been a trendsetter amongst the youth of the country.
  7. His wife is 10 years older than him.
  8. He has a signature celebration style after taking a catch.
  9. Shikhar was in a sublime during the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy.
  10. He has played in the Indian Premier League for teams such as Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals.
  11. He likes to have a detailed analysis of his performances after every match.
  12. Shikhar was trained by Tarak Sinha, who has trained several other international players.
  13. As of October 2019, he holds the record of being the highest run-scorer in a debut match.
  14. He is a tattoo freak.
  15. Dhawan and his wife met on Facebook.
  16. He made his test debut in 2013 against Australia.
  17. He made his ODI debut in 2010 against Australia.
  18. Dhawan made his T20 debut in 2011 against West Indies.
  19. He was the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in 2013.

Featured Image by NAPARAZZI / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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