Shikhar Dhawan’s name will always remain written in golden letters in the history of Indian cricket. Although he is yet to announce his retirement from international cricket, he has not played any international cricket for the past few months. The reason for this is its shape and also its age. Today Shikhar Dhawan turned 38 years old. He was born on December 5, 1985 and celebrates his 38th birthday today. Let us take this opportunity to take a look at some records of his cricket career.
Shikhar Dhawan has played 34 Test matches in his career in which he scored 2,315 runs in 58 innings at an average of 40.61. During this time he scored seven centuries and five half-centuries and his best score was 190 runs. At the same time, Dhawan has played 164 matches in his ODI career in which he scored 6,793 runs at an average of 44.11 and a strike rate of 91.35. Dhawan has also scored 17 centuries and 39 half-centuries in the ODI format. His best score was 143 runs.
Apart from Test and ODI, Shikhar Dhawan has also played 68 international T20 matches. During this period he scored 1759 runs at an average of 27.92 and a strike rate of 126.36. In this format, Dhawan has scored 11 half-centuries while his best score was 92 runs. Even in the IPL, Shikhar Dhawan is the highest run-scorer after Virat Kohli. From 2008 to 2023, he played cricket for four teams: Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings. During this period, Dhawan scored a total of 6,617 runs in 217 matches at an average of 35.38 and a strike rate of 127.17. Dhawan also has two centuries and 50 half-centuries to his credit in the IPL. Dhawan’s best score in the IPL is 106 runs not out.
You have probably heard many times that people call Shikhar Dhawan “Mr. ICC” or “ICC Tournament Player”. The reason for this is his performance in ICC tournaments. Let us show you some numbers and you will understand why people call him Mr. ICC.
- Top run-scorer for India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013
- Most runs scored for India in ICC 2015
- Top run-scorer for India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017
- Scored the most runs for India in the 2018 Asia Cup
- Scored a total of 10,867 runs in international cricket
Thanks to Dhawan, Team India won its last ICC tournament.
Team India won its last ICC tournament in 2013. At that time, the Indian team had won the Champions Trophy under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but Shikhar Dhawan played the special role in this Champions Trophy. Shikhar played some special innings in this tournament:
- Scored 114 runs in 94 balls against South Africa
- Scored an unbeaten 102 runs in 107 balls against West Indies
- Scored 48 runs in 41 balls against Pakistan
- Scored 68 runs off 92 balls in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final.
- Scored 31 runs in 24 balls in the ICC Champions Trophy final.