Cricket is one of the biggest sports in India, and one of the biggest names in Indian Cricket is Shikhar Dhawan. The cricketer has made a name for himself playing for the country’s cricket team as well as for Delhi cricket team and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the domestic cricket and IPL respectively. Here is all to know about him.
Shikhar Dhawan Biography
The date was 5th December in the year 1985 when Shikhar Dhawan was born in Delhi, India. He was raised by his parents, Sunaina and Mahendra Pal Dhawan alongside his sister, Shreshta in his birth country.
For his education, the cricketer attended the St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, but a greater part of his time was spent at Sonnet Club where he trained under coach Tarak Sinha, under whose guide more than 10 cricketers have become international stars.
After a very impactful youth career that saw him start with the Delhi’s Under-16s, he would move steadily and emerge as the leading run-scorer of the 2004 Under-19 World Cup which he took part in, emerging as the player of the tournament.
In the years to come, Shikhar Dhawan got to play for both the Indian team as well as in the Indian Premier League for the Delhi Daredevils before moving to the Mumbai Indians where he played from 2009 to 2010. 2011 to 2012 saw him with Deccan Chargers, and then he moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad where he was by the second half of 2018.
His career thus far has been decorated with a good number of awards and accomplishments such as making the ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2013 and becoming CEAT International Player of 2013 as well as the ceat international batsman of 2018. He is the only player to have 2 consecutive golden bats at ICC Champions Trophy.
Who Is Shikhar Dhawan’s Wife, Ayesha Mukherjee?
Among the many questions asked about the cricketer, the questions of whether he is married and who his wife is are definitely at the top. Shikhar Dhawan is not just married, but he shares a love story with his wife, Ayesha Mukherjee, that is very interesting.
Ayesha Mukherjee was born on August 27, 1975, in India by an Indian father and a mother of British descent, but she was brought up in Australia. She trained as a kickboxer and a fitness trainer.
Even as there is the issue of a very large age difference between Ayesha and Shikhar, what makes their love story even more interesting is the fact that before meeting the cricketer, she was once married. Her first husband was an Australian businessman with whom she had two daughters, Aliyah (born in the year 2000) and Rhea (born in the year 2005). Unfortunately, the union was not meant to be forever, and it finally ended in a divorce.
It was after her marriage ended that Ayesha was introduced to Shikhar Dhawan by a mutual friend, Harbhajan Singh after the cricket player first saw her on Facebook and got interested. Although they got engaged in 2009, some members of Dhawan’s family were not in support of the relationship not only because of the ten years gap between the two but also because she was a divorcee.
But then, with his insistence, his family would come to accept Ayesha and the two tied the knot in 2012 with the consent of everyone including the amateur boxer’s daughters. The union has been blessed with a son, Zoravar Dhawan who was born in 2014.
- Cricket story
Even though he has come to be known as a big name in the sports, there was a time that he had contemplated calling it quits because he could not make it to the national team which rejected him.
Shikhar Dhawan is not only a good looking man and a great cricketer, he also has a good height that measures 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm). In addition, he has a weight of 71 kg.
- Net Worth
Having worked as hard as he has and recorded his kind of success, it is no surprise to realize that Shikhar Dhawan has a net worth that has been estimated to be between $8 and $13 million. He has made his wealth from his salary and winnings as well as from a number of endorsement deals he has including with Canara Bank since 2014, Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment, R K Global, and Professional Management Group (PMG) among others.