Born on December 5, 1985, Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most promising cricket players in India. He is lovingly called ‘Gabbar’.This 31 year old Sagittarius rose to fame with his domestic debut in the Indian Premiere League and One Day International debut against Australia in the 2010 at Vishakhapatnam. Shikhar Dhawan is blessed with a beautiful family. Ethnically from Punjab but based in Delhi, Dhawan is a prized son of father Mahendra Pal Dhawan and mother Sunaina Dhawan.
He also has a younger sister Shreshtha Dhawan who he adores to the moon and back. Talking of Dhawan’s marriage, he got hitched to his forever after on social networking site Facebook. Ayesha Mukherjee, his Bengali wife was his girlfriend until they got engaged in 2009. His wife Aysha was however previously married to an Australian businessman with two daughters.
Being a divorced Anglo Indian and 12 years elder to Shikhar Dhawan, their union faced complicated blockade but overcoming all that negativity, the two love birds tied an eternal knot in 2012. Shikhar Dhawan is also blessed with a baby boy Zorawar Dhawan who is an endearing darling to both their parents. Fun fact: Shikhar Dhawan met his wife Ayesha Mukherjee on Facebook via Harbhajan Singh as he was their mutual friend on this social networking site.
Shikhar Dhawan attended school in St Marks’s Secondary Public School in New Delhi’s Pashchim Vihar. Being an exceptional sports person, he was passionate about Cricket ever since his childhood. Owing to his deep interest in Cricket and sports, he gave up studies right after his 12th standard. As a student he was not as bright as he is today as a sports person.
While the rest of his friends were preparing to score well in exams, Shikhar Dhawan was all set for his cricketing career as he was already training at the Sonnet Club under Coach Tarak Sinha at a budding age of just 12 years. At a very young age, he also played several domestic cricket tournaments including the prestigious ‘Ranji Trophy’.
Shikhar Dhawan Net Worth
Shikhar Dhawan’s total net worth is a whopping $10.6 million US dollars as of 2017. This star asset to Indian Cricket Team has observed a rapid popularity with respect to his cricketing style and of course his robust moustache that made a trail of style statement run throughout the country . All reasons combined, Shikhar Dhawan has also endorsed a couple of brands which contributed in making him a thousand fold richer. Among the top brands that our Dhawan boy endorsed are:-
-Cornerstone sports and entertainment
-Jolly Roger and Rodeo Drive
His demands are so high that companies do not throw a second thought before showering him with wealth. Initially Shikhar Dhawan played for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. Owing to his exemplary performance, he was traded to Mumbai Indians in exchange for Aashish Nehra. But the saga still did not stop. He was further bought by Deccan Charges for an insane amount of $ 300,000. Undeniably, this in itself is a resounding nod to his might in Cricket.
Shikhar Dhawan is a person who believes in possessing intrinsic values more than material assets. Having said that, it doesn’t mean he has no cars or house. Hell yeah! He has a flashy Mercedes parked in his garage. He has a beautiful home in Delhi, a home where he grew up, where from he got wings to soar higher than ever. As a youngster Dhawan used to be fond of bikes but now that he has a beautiful family, he prefers four wheeler instead.
He at one time had traded a motor bike he got as a gift for playing match-winning game at the 3rd ODI in Bangladesh, Dhaka for equivalent cash. Well… this proves that his desire for luxury cars and bikes are not very extravagant. As a humble man, he tries to lead a minimalist life.
Dhawan has source of income flowing down to him from all possible directions. His business model comprises of hot shot endorsements like MRF through which he earns a minimum of 3 crore. Besides, of course there are cricket fees. Dhawan has made large chunks from his IPL deals and even BCCI contracts. As a focused cricketer he pays more attention to cricket than any other deals. However, this hasn’t stopped great bargains pouring his way in and out.
After being away from the Indian Cricket Team for a while now, this left hand batsman is now pitching on a comeback. According to word of mouth, Shikhar Dhawan has his socks pulled up for the ‘Champions Trophy’ to be played against England in the latter half of 2017. He is currently part of North Zone Squad for Mushtaq Ali Trophy in T20 Inter Zonals.
If he makes an astounding comeback, he shall conquer cricketing this time around. His comparatively weak performances had made him land up outside the team giving way to Ajinkya Rahane. Nevertheless, Dhawan seemingly has his target locked and we hope he makes an overwhelming come back way too soon.
Shikhar Dhawan has been an asset for Indian Team. Unfortunately, the sheen of this mighty star has dimmed a little bit lately. However, fans of Shikhar Dhawan have a thousand fold faiths in him. This faith has made him retain hope and all that we are waiting for is his ground breaking come back. Shikhar Dhawan has paved his way cutting through various obstacles. But his ‘never-to-give-up’ attitude makes him stand out.
Throughout his career he has proved his meticulousness accurately. To see ‘Gabbar’ bowling in his official ‘right arm off break’ style has been a delight to many. His perseverance has inspired and will keep inspiring thousands of people across the world. Besides the ground dusting cricketer, we wish this loving husband and a doting father all our best wishes for an outstanding career and an elevating life today and forever.