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Cricket world send birthday regards to Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan turned 32 on December 5 this year.

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan celebrated his 32nd birthday recently. Dhawan turned 32 on December 5 this year. The stylish southpaw from Delhi has been a regular member of the Indian side for almost half a decade now across the three formats of the game. Dhawan forms a formidable opening pair with Rohit Sharma in the limited overs cricket for India and is equally good whilst opening with Murali Vijay in the longest format of the game.

Shikhar Dhawan’s claim to fame came in the year 2013 when he finished as the leading run getter in India’s victorious Champions Trophy campaign in England. With tons coming from his bat at will, Dhawan became a core member of the team. Well, the cricket world knew about this elegant strokemaker even before he had stepped on to the international circuit.

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Dhawan was a top performer at the U19 levels. He was a part of the India U19 team that had finished as the finalists of the U19 World Cup over a decade ago. His name made the rounds and Dhawan was on the fringes of an international debut for quite some time – literally years. But the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, and the dipping form of Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, saw him being called up to the national side.

In his very first Test for team India, Shikhar Dhawan smashed a classy 187 against the mighty Australian side. He soon saw himself being promoted to the ODI and the T20I setups as well. Since then, there has been no looking back for the ‘Gabbar’ of Indian cricket.

And now, Dhawan has turned 32 and the cricket world was overjoyed to wish him on his special occasion. The birthday wishes came in flooding for Dhawan from all corners – from legendary Sachin Tendulkar to his current Indian teammates.

Here is how the Twitterati celebrated Shikhar Dhawan’s birthday:

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