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Shikhar Dhawan IPL Career: Biography, Records, Age, Price, Team 2024

Shikhar Dhawan, “the Gabbar” of Indian cricket, is one of the most stylish batsmen to ever play for Team India. He is a left-handed batsman, so it’s obvious that elegance comes naturally to his batting style. Shikhar was born into a Punjabi family in Delhi on December 5, 1985. His father’s name was Mahendra Pal and his mother’s name was Sunaina. He is known as a destructive opening batsman who can change the game single-handedly. Dhawan is known for performing in big matches, especially in ICC tournaments and this is the reason why he is also known as Mr. ICC.

Shikhar has achieved a lot of feats in his international career, such as holding the record for the fastest test century by a debutante. He was named Man of the Tournament in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, which was won by India and Shikhar was the leading run-getter in this tournament win. In the 2015 ICC men’s World Cup, he was the leading run scorer for India. In the 2017 Champions Trophy, he repeated his previous achievement of winning the Golden Bat by becoming the top run scorer in the tournament. Shikhar was the fastest batsman to reach 1000, 2000 and 3000 runs. He was the first batsman in the IPL who has scored two consecutive centuries. 

Shikhar has numerous records like this under his belt, but his international cricket career has been a glorious tale of comebacks. He has been dropped from Team India on many occasions, sometimes due to injury and sometimes due to poor form. But as Dhawan is known for his fighting spirit, he has made comebacks after comebacks and is currently waiting for his next comeback in the Indian squad. Dhawan last played for India in December 2022 against Bangladesh in an ODI. 

Shikhar Dhawan IPL Profile and Stats 

Shikhar is one of the few players who has been part of every IPL season since the start of the tournament. Shikar started his IPL career with the Delhi Daredevils in the inaugural IPL season. He had a decent season, scoring 340 runs in 14 matches. Shikhar was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2009 IPL, but this proved to be a bad decision for Shikhar as he played only 15 matches for the Mumbai Indians in two seasons. In 2011, Shikhar moved to the Deccan Chargers, which proved to be a vital decision for his IPL career. In the 2011 IPL season, Dhawan scored 400 runs in 14 matches at an average of 33.33 with a high score of 95*. Next season, Shikhar improved his previous year’s numbers and scored 569 runs in 15 matches. 

The 2013 IPL season came with another team change for Dhawan as his franchise, Deccan Charges, was rebranded to the IPL as Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the 2013 season, he scored 300-plus runs in 10 matches. From there, Shikhar established himself as the top choice for the opening spot in white ball cricket for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Team India. Dhawan produced decent numbers in every single IPL season he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the 2014 IPL, he scored 377 runs in 14 matches, in 2015; 353 runs in 14 matches; 501 runs in the 2016 season; 479 runs in the 2017 IPL; and 497 runs in his last IPL season for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shikhar returned to his first IPL team in 2019, and his second stint for Delhi proved to be very successful.

In his second spell for Delhi’s IPL team, he scored more than 500 runs in all three IPL seasons that he played for the Delhi Capitals. He scored back-to-back centuries in the 2020 IPL season while playing for the Delhi Capitals. Shikhar was bought by the Punjab Kings in the 2022 IPL auction. He scored 460 runs in his first season for the Punjab Kings and 373 runs in the 2023 IPL. Dhawan is the first player to hit consecutive centuries in the IPL. He holds the record for scoring the most number of fours in the IPL. He won the IPL trophy with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 campaign. 

Shikhar Dhawan IPL Statistics

Dhawan has played 222 matches in the IPL so far and scored 6769 runs at an average of 35.26, with 2 centuries and 51 half-centuries. Apart from being an opening batsman, Dhawan is an exceptional fielder, taking 102 catches in the IPL so far. Shikhar had tried bowling a few overs as a part-timer in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He has four wickets against his name in his IPL career. 

Shikhar Dhawan IPL Batting Statistics 

Shikhar Dhawan is second on the list of most runs in IPL history. He scored 6769 runs in 2022 IPL matches and is only behind Virat Kohli in this list. 


Shikhar Dhawan Bowling Statistics

Shikhar Dhawan has been a bowler for a while, taking four wickets in the 29 matches he has bowled in the IPL. 


Shikhar Dhawan Fielding Statistics

Shikhar is a great fielder, known for his safe hands; he has taken 102 catches in his IPL career. 


Shikhar Dhawan IPL Auction Price History

Shikhar has played for six teams in the IPL and has been a player who never went unsold in any IPL auction. Here is the list of Shikhar Dhawan’s IPL auction price history: 

YearTeamSalary (in Rs)
2008Delhi DaredevilsINR 12 Lakh
2009Mumbai IndiansINR 12 Lakh
2010Mumbai IndiansINR 12 Lakh
2011Deccan ChargersINR 1.38 Cr
2012Deccan ChargersINR 1.38 Cr
2013Sunrisers HyderabadINR 1.38 Cr
2014Sunrisers HyderabadINR 12.50 Cr
2015Sunrisers HyderabadINR 12.50 Cr
2016Sunrisers HyderabadINR 12.50 Cr
2017Sunrisers HyderabadINR 12.50 Cr
2018Sunrisers HyderabadINR 5.20 Cr
2019Delhi CapitalsINR 5.20 Cr
2020Delhi CapitalsINR 5.20 Cr
2021Delhi CapitalsINR 5.20 Cr
2022Punjab KingsINR 8.25 Cr
2023Punjab KingsINR 8.25 Cr

Shikhar Dhawan 50s and 100s Records in IPL

Shikhar Dhawan has 51 half-centuries under his name in the IPL and he scored 2 centuries in the IPL. He became the first batter in the IPL to score back-to-back hundreds when he scored 101 against CSK and then 106* against Kings XI Punjab in the 2020 IPL. 

Shikhar Dhawan last 10 Innings in IPL 

Match Against Runs 
Match no. 17, 2024GT1 (2) 
Match no. 11, 2024LSG  70 (50) 
Match no. 6, 2024RCB45 (37) 
Match no. 2, 2024DC22 (16) 
Match no. 66, 2023RR17 (12)
Match no. 64, 2023DC0 (1) 
Match 59, 2023DC7 (5) 
Match 53, 2023KKR57 (47) 
Match 46, 2023MI 30 (20)
Match 41, 2023CSK 28 (15) 

Shikhar Dhawan Biography & Personal Details

Shikhar was born into a local Punjabi family in Delhi to Mahendra Pal and Sunaina. Dhawan completed his schooling at St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School. Dhawan joined Sonnet Cricket Club when he was just twelve years old. Mr. Tarak Sinha was his coach, and Sonnet Club and Tarak Sinha gave many cricketers to the Indian team. Shikhar got his first domestic cricket exposure in the 1999/00 Vijay Merchant Trophy when he played for Delhi under-16s. Next season, Delhi was the runner-up in the Vijay Merchant Trophy and Shikhar Dhawan was the leading run-scorer of the tournament. 

He scored 755 runs in just 9 innings with two centuries and a high score of 199 at an average of 83.88. Dhawan’s impressive performance for Delhi U16 got noticed and he got a chance with the India U17 team for the 2000/01 U17 Asia Cup. He had a tremendous tournament where he scored runs with a whopping average of 85. In the 2001/02 season, he was selected for Delhi U19’s Vijay Merchant Trophy squad. In that tournament, he scored 282 runs in just 5 innings. Later, Dhawan was rewarded for his consistent performances at the U19 level and he became the captain of the Delhi U19 team. 

The first time Dhawan wore Indian colors was in the 2004 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was the leading run-scorer in that World Cup and was named player of the tournament. Shikhar Dhawan made his senior debut in domestic cricket in the 2004–05 Ranji Trophy season against Andhra in November 2004. He was the leading run-scorer for Delhi in his debut season. Due to his brilliant performance at the domestic level, Dhawan was selected for the India A team to play against the touring Pakistan team. From the 2004–05 Ranji Trophy season on, Dhawan became a regular member of the Delhi team. 

Due to his hard work and regular performances in domestic cricket, selectors showed faith in Dhawan, and he was selected for a three-match ODI series against the Australian team. Dhawan made his international debut in the second ODI of that series on October 20th in Visakhapatnam. His international T20 debut came against the West Indies in Port of Spain on June 4, a year later than his ODI debut. After his consistent performances in domestic cricket in a longer format, Shikar was selected for the Indian Test squad for the upcoming four-match test series against Australia in 2013. 

He made his test debut on March 14th, 2013 and broke numerous records in his first test inning. He broke the record for the fastest century on his test debut, previously held by Gundappa Vishwanath. Dhawan’s debut inning was named the best batting performance of 2013 by ESPN Cricinfo. Later that year, he was picked for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2013, held in England. This tournament establishes Dhawan as a destructive batsman in international cricket. He won the golden bat in this tournament and was the leading run-scorer, scoring 363 runs in five matches at an average of 90.75. 

After this, Dhawan became a crucial part of the Indian team, featuring in the 2015 ICC World Cup and being the highest scorer for India in that tournament. In the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, he repeated his previous feat of winning the golden bat and is the only batsman to win two consecutive golden bats in the ICC Champions Trophy. After the 2018-19 season, Shikhar Dhawan was dropped from Team India due to poor form and was included & excluded on various occasions in the Indian team. Dhawan last played for Team India in December 2022 and after that, he has been waiting for another comeback with Team India. As of now, Dhawan has scored 7 test centuries and 17 centuries in ODI. 

Apart from professional life, Shikhar has been a fun-loving guy who can be spotted often smiling and cracking jokes. But the personal life of Shikhar has not been so good; he has faced cruelty from his wife’s side, which was the cause of their divorce. Shikhar married Ayesha Mukherjee in 2012, who was a kickboxer from Australia. At the time of their wedding, Ayesha was twelve years older than Shikhar and was the mother of two girls. In 2014, Shikhar’s son Zoravar was born, and after his birth, he settled with his family in Australia. But things changed after some time, and Dhawan and Ayesha got divorced in October 2023. Currently, he is single and living in his Delhi home. 


Who is called Mr. ICC?

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is called Mr. ICC due to his exceptional performance in ICC tournaments. 

In the IPL, how many centuries did Shikhar Dhawan score?

Shikhar Dhawan scored 2 IPL centuries and both of them came in the 2020 IPL season. 

In the IPL, how many runs did Shikhar Dhawan score?

Shikhar Dhawan is the second-leading run scorer in IPL history after Virat Kohli; he scored 6755 runs in 221 matches. 

What is Shikhar Dhawan’s net worth?

According to a published article on Zee News India, Shikhar Dhawan has a net worth of around 125 crore rupees. 

Has Shikhar Dhawan won the IPL?

Yes, Shikhar Dhawan has won the IPL trophy with Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Are Rishi Dhawan and Shikhar Dhawan related?

No, Shikhar Dhawan and Rishi Dhawan are not related to each other and they share nothing except their surname and their interest in cricket. 

Who is the Punjab Kings captain in IPL 2024?

In IPL 2024, Shikhar Dhawan is the Punjab Kings captain. 

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