One of the most destructive opening batters of the Indian cricket team, Shikhar Dhawan, turned 37 today i.e. December 5, 2022.
Shikhar Dhawan rose to prominence following an extraordinary run in the 2004 U-19 World Cup, in which he scored 505 runs with three centuries. Nevertheless, due to the high level of competition at the time, it took him ages to make it to the Indian team. Dhawan, an instinctually offensive left-handed opener, has long been a mainstay of the Delhi line-up, forming an invincible top-order with Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, scoring runs by the barrel with them. Experts praised him for his willingness to dig in and play the big innings.
Dhawan has battled for form in the longer format, with some minor flaws in his armour such as a predisposition to poke outside off and play alongside the line of the ball rather than over it at all times.
He has, notwithstanding, been an important member of Team India, particularly in International Cricket Council (ICC) trophies, and has established one of the best ODI opening pairs with his companion, Rohit Sharma, since 2013.
Dhawan was India’s leading run-scorer in the 2013 Champions Trophy, 2015 World Cup, and 2017 Champions Trophy. He also became the first player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history to score two consecutive centuries. For his efforts in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, the Delhi-based player was named ‘Player of the Tournament.’
Shikhar Dhawan is well-known for his accurate batting and is remarkably well-liked among the youth due to his social media presence. The Indian batter with a large fan base has also done well on the commercial pitch, which has influenced his brand value immensely. Let’s look at Dhawan’s endorsements, net worth, investments and charitable contributions:
Shikhar Dhawan has an estimated net worth of INR 105 crore. As a consequence of his Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) contract, IPL salary, and brand endorsements, the left-handed batter has accumulated massive wealth.
Dhawan owns opulent homes in Delhi and Mumbai, India. In 2020, these properties were expected to be worth more than INR 13 crore. He also owns an apartment in Clyde North, Australia, for INR 6.7 crore. When he was on long tours, his ex-wife and three children would stay in Australia.
In his career, Dhawan has joined forces with multiple brands. In recent times, he is serving as the brand ambassador of Jio, Nerolac Paints, Mutual Funds Sahi Hai, GS Caltex, Dream11, Zero Risque, DB Dixon, Lays, Bliv. Club, Oppo, Symphony, Nerolac, KFC India, Lancer footwears, StanceBeam, Boat, Ariel India, Alcis Sports, Vedantu Learn, Ramson Perfumes, MeraPashu 360, FanCraze, V Star and Olymp Trade.
Dhawan also owns and serves as the brand ambassador for DaONE Home, a business he and his ex-wife founded in October 2018.
The lefty has made investments of an undisclosed sum in SARVA, a Yoga and wellness-based start-up that has raised close to INR 60 crore from famous faces in recent months.
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, he donated an unspecified amount to the PM Cares Fund and urged Indians to do the same. In July 2020, he donated basic necessities and cricket equipment to Delhi refugees. He wanted to boost the morale of the refugees, and he was successful.
Shikhar Dhawan also established a non-profit organisation called the “Shikhar Dhawan Foundation” earlier this year. Each year, the venture aims to meet and adopt 11 different NGOs from across India working on various social causes.