Shikhar Dhawan turns 32, wishes pour in for ‘Gabbar’ of Indian cricket team
Shikhar Dhawan, the explosive Indian cricket team opener, turned 32 on Tuesday and wishes poured in for the southpaw on Twitter.india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Dec 05, 2017 14:04 IST
Shikhar Dhawan, the explosive Indian cricket team opener, turned 32 on Tuesday. Dhawan is currently with the Indian side, playing a three-match Test series against the Sri Lankan cricket team. (IND v SL Day 4 updates)
The Delhi batsman, who uses Sufi music to find his groove on the field, first shot to limelight in the international cricket when he slammed a whirlwind 174-ball 187 in his maiden Test innings against visiting Australians during the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (IND v SL Day 4 scorecard)
Dhawan had to wait for years for his Indian debut despite scoring a bulk of runs in the domestic cricket due to the presence of stalwarts like Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the Test side.
But, when his opportunity came, he grabbed it by both hands. Since then, he has not looked back and now he is a vital cog of the No.1 ranked Indian team.
In his career so far, Dhawan has amassed 1,924 runs at 43.72 from 27 Tests with the help of six hundreds. His ODIs numbers are similar as well with a tally of 3,870 at an average of 43.97 runs from 93 matches.
Here are some of the wishes the flamboyant opener received on Twitter.
Fastest debut Test century ✅— ICC (@ICC) December 5, 2017
Highest debut Test score for India ✅
Fastest to 3,000 ODI runs for India ✅
India's top scorer at #CWC15 ✅
Top scorer at #CT13 and #CT17 ✅
Happy Birthday to @SDhawan25! pic.twitter.com/WTlLklcwK7
Happy birthday to the Gabbar of #TeamIndia Bahut yaarana lagta hai hahaha! 🙃✌🎂@SDhawan25— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 5, 2017
Have a great one my friend! Hope you score a 100 on your big day and take India to a win!#INDvsSL ✌️👍 pic.twitter.com/3Dk8MkLtXT
Happy birthday @SDhawan25 Wishing a year filled with joy, peace and prosperity.— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) December 5, 2017
On his birthday, Shikhar Dhawan continued his rich vein of form as he scored a half-century to strengthen India’s lead on Day 4 of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.