Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer. He is a left handed opening batsman and right-arm off break bowler. He played for Delhi in domestic cricket and currently playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Shikhar was born on 5 December 1985 in Delhi to parents Mahendra Pal Dhawan and Sunaina Dhawan in a Punjabi family and has a younger sister, Shreshta Dhawan.

He did his schooling from St. Marks Senior Secondary Public School in Paschim Vihar. Since the age of 12; he was trained at Sonnet Club under the guidance of coach Tarak Sinha. He is happily married to Melbourne-based Ayesha Mukherjee. Her father is a Bengali and her mother is an amateur boxer.

Shikhar has completed 3047in his ODI career. He has played for the Indian Under-17 and Under-19 teams before making his first-class debut for Delhi in November 2004. Dhawan accomplished the player of the tournament title at the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup with 505 runs, a record for most runs in a single Under-19 World Cup that still stands.

He made his debut in ODIs against Australia in October 2010 at Visakhapatnam. He became the fastest batsman in the world to reach 1000 runs in ICC tournaments, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record. He made his first-class debut for Delhi against Andhra during the 2004-05 Ranji Trophy in November 2004 and scored 49 on his debut innings.

He accomplished as Delhi’s leading run-getter in that Ranji season with a total of 461 runs from 6 matches and a high-score of 130, scoring more runs than experienced with the team mates like Ajay Jadeja and Aakash Chopra. In the Ranji One-day Trophy that followed, Dhawan made his debut in List A against Jammu & Kashmir in January 2005.