Indian team's star player and world-famous Gabbar Shikhar Dhawan is celebrating his 37th birthday. Shikhar Dhawan is very fit and active even at this age and is playing a vital role in the Indian ODI team. Born on December 5, 1985, in Delhi and known as 'Gabbar' in the cricket world, Shikhar has won India many important matches on the basis of his bat. He has many records in his name including scoring the fastest century in the debut test.

Started his career as a wicketkeeper

Shikhar Dhawan is known as the most powerful batsman in the world today but let us tell you that he started his cricket career as a wicketkeeper. Shikhar Dhawan started playing under the tutelage of late coach Tarak Sinha, he joined the club as a wicket-keeper. Shikhar Dhawan first played for the Delhi Under-16 team in the Vijay Merchant Trophy and was the leading run-scorer that season. He scored 755 runs in 9 innings while also keeping a wicket.

He was dismissed for zero in the first match, then in the test, he created a mutiny

Please tell that the star player of the team, Shikhar Dhawan is one of the main players of the ODI team today but his debut in this format was not so good. Dhawan was dismissed for a duck in his first ODI. He was also dropped from the team but as soon as he came into Test cricket, he created panic by scoring the fastest century. Shikhar scored a century off 85 balls in the first Test against Australia and also became the first Indian player to score a century before lunch in a Test. After this inning, Dhawan did not look back. There were many ups and downs in his career but he did not give up and faced every situation.

Married 10 years elder than him

Shikhar Dhawan is married to Ayesha Mukherjee who is 10 years elder than him. The two became friends on social media and Dhawan fell in love with Ayesha. Ayesha is a British Bengali woman living in Melbourne. Ayesha and Shikhar Dhawan were met by Harbhajan Singh. However, this marriage could not last long and both were divorced in 2021. Both of them also have a son whom Dhawan loves very much and keeps posting videos with him.

Shikhar Dhawan's career

Shikhar Dhawan has played 34 Test matches for the Indian team so far, out of which he has scored 2315 runs. At the same time, he has played 162 ODIs for India in which he has scored 6782 runs. While talking about T20, Dhawan has played 68 matches in which he has 1759 runs.