Shikhar Dhawan IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 21, 2024 22:13 IST
Shikhar Dhawan IPL Career
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One of the best white-ball openers of the last decade, Shikhar Dhawan has played in every season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception in 2008. Dhawan kickstarted his IPL career with the then-Delhi Daredevils, where he played alongside international stars like Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Glenn McGrath, and AB de Villiers.

Shikhar Dhawan has played for five different teams which are Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals), Punjab Kings(Kings XI Punjab), Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shikhar is currently leading the side of Punjab Kings and showing consistency with the bat.

IPL Debut Year2008
IPL TeamDelhi Capitals (2008, 2019-21), Mumbai Indians (2009-10), Deccan Chargers (2011-12), SunRisers Hyderabad (2013-18), Punjab Kings (2023-present)
Batting StyleLeft-handed batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-spinner
Current Auction Price8.25 Crores
The last IPL Season runs373 (11 innings)

Shikhar Dhawan IPL teams from 2008-23

Shikhar Dhawan IPL Career
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One of the most consistent players in IPL history Shikhar Dhawan has started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils from its very first edition. After a 300 runs season the very next year Delhi bizarrely traded Shikhar to the Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2009.

Dejected by the abysmal returns, Dhawan decided to move to the Deccan Chargers in 2011, where his fortunes changed. He scored 400+ runs in the next couple of seasons, thereby becoming the mainstay of a struggling batting unit. After two seasons Deccan Chargers were eventually renamed Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH was Shikhar’s home for six years until he returned to his initial den in 2019 which by then had started being called Delhi Capitals. After spending three successful years for DC he moved to PBKS and now he is the captain of the team.

Year Team
2008Delhi Daredevils
2009Mumbai Indians
2010Mumbai Indians
2011Deccan Chargers
2012Deccan Chargers
2013Sunrisers Hyderabad
2014Sunrisers Hyderabad
2015Sunrisers Hyderabad
2016Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017Sunrisers Hyderabad
2018Sunrisers Hyderabad
2019Delhi Capitals
2020Delhi Capitals
2021Delhi Capitals
2022Punjab Kings
2023Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan IPL Auction Price

38-year-old Shikhar Dhawan was picked by Delhi Daredevil in the debut season for just INR 12 lakh and now he receives INR 8.25 crore from Punjab Kings. Dhawan used to get INR 12.50 crore per season from SRH for four years 2014 to 2017.

YearTeamSalary (in Rs)
2008Delhi DaredevilsINR 12 Lakh
2009Mumbai IndiansINR 12 Lakh
2010Mumbai IndiansINR 12 Lakh
2011Deccan ChargersINR 1.38 Cr
2012Deccan ChargersINR 1.38 Cr
2013Sunrisers HyderabadINR 1.38 Cr
2014Sunrisers HyderabadINR 12.50 Cr
2015Sunrisers HyderabadINR 12.50 Cr
2016Sunrisers HyderabadINR 12.50 Cr
2017Sunrisers HyderabadINR 12.50 Cr
2018Sunrisers HyderabadINR 5.20 Cr
2019Delhi CapitalsINR 5.20 Cr
2020Delhi CapitalsINR 5.20 Cr
2021Delhi CapitalsINR 5.20 Cr
2022Punjab KingsINR 8.25 Cr
2023Punjab KingsINR 8.25 Cr

Shikhar Dhawan IPL runs year-wise

Shikhar Dhawan IPL Career
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Indian Southpaw has been very consistent since he joined Deccan Chargers, he has scored over 300 runs every year since 2011. PBKS captain has scored over 500 runs for five times in his career. Shikhar Dhawan is the second-highest run-scorer in the IPL following Virat Kohli. Despite being a decent striker he has 52 numbers of scores where he reached or crossed 50 runs margin.


Shikhar Dhawan IPL Wickets & Stats- Year-by-Year

The left-handed opener has only bowled for eight overs in his IPL career where he has picked only four wickets three of whom came in the 2012 season for the Deccan Chargers which was also the last time when Shikhar was seen bowling.

YearMatchesInningsWicketsAverageE/R⅘ wicket-haul

Shikhar Dhawan IPL records:

The Punjab Kings’s captain is one of the most promising openers in IPL history. He is one of the three players with fifty fifties in their IPL careers. Here is the list of some major records of Shikhar Dhawan in various categories.

Shikhar Dhawan As Batter

2nd leading run-scorer in IPL historyOnly Virat Kohli (6411 runs in 208 innings) has scored more runs in the IPL than Dhawan's 6086.
Most 4s in IPL historyDhawan has smashed a whopping 701 fours (in 205 innings) in his IPL career; the next best is Virat Kohli with 578 4s (in 215 innings)
First batsman to score consecutive 100sIn 2020, Dhawan scripted history when he smashed breathtaking consecutive tons against Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings to become the first batsman to do so. Jos Buttler (in 2022) remains the only other batsman to match Dhawan's feats.
One of the 6 players to score multiple 100s in an IPL seasonOnly Chris Gayle (2 in 2011), Virat Kohli (4 in 2016), Hashim Amla (2 in 2017), Shane Watson (2 in 2018), and Jos Buttler (4 in 2022) have managed to score multiple tons in 1 IPL season, in addition to Dhawan, who did it in 2020.
Most rs Most runs v CSKNo batsNo batsman has scored more runs against CSK than Dhawan's 1029 runs in 28 innings @ 44.73/130.74 with 9 50+ scores, including 1 hundred.

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FAQs on Shikhar Dhawan

What is the age of Shikhar Dhawan?

Shikhar Dhawan is 38 years old, he was born on 5 December 1985.

Which team is Shikhar Dhawan in the IPL?

Shikhar Dhawan has played for the Punjab Kings since 2022, before that, he was opening for Delhi Capitals.

Is Shikhar Dhawan playing in IPL 2024?

Yes, Shikhar Dhawan will be playing in IPL 2024, he is the captain of Punjab Kings.

How much salary does Shikhar Dhawan get from Punjab Kings?

Shikhar Dhawan receives a salary of INR 8.25 crore per season from Punjab Kings.

Is Shikhar Dhawan the highest run-getter in IPL history?

Shikhar Dhawan is the second-highest run-getter in the history of IPL after Virat Kohli.