Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian cricketer who is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm offbreak bowler. He played for India in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup where he was the leading run scorer. His total of 505 runs from seven innings is a record for a single U-19 World Cup. He made his runs at an average of 84.16 with three centuries and was named the Player of the Tournament. His successful run continued when he made his Ranji debut for Delhi in 2004-05, finishing as the team's leading run-getter with 461 runs. He also played a pivotal role in his team's Ranji title win in 2007-08, scoring 570 runs in eight games. He made his ODI debut against Australia in Visakhapatnam in October 2010 and his T-20I debut against West Indies in June 2011. Shikhar Dhawan played for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League and made 4 half centuries. He was also the third highest scorer of the Delhi Daredevils team
. He has played for the Mumbai Indians
in the second and third season of the IPL. For the fourth season he was bought by the Deccan Chargers for $300,000.