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It is none other than Shikhar Dhawan aka Jatt Ji.
His admirable cricket skill combined with a bona fide personality has brought him a long way in Indian cricket.
This Delhi boy becomes a dhurandhar the moment he lifts the bat and enters the field.
Known as the Gabbar of Indian Cricket Team, this left-hand batsman is a nightmare of the bowlers.
Earlier in his career, he was often dropped from the team, but never lost hope.
He scored a duck in his debut against Australia in 2010, but that couldn’t stop him from becoming one of the best openers Indian team has ever had.
Once in an interview when asked about how does he deal with a low point in life, to which he said – They are just phases. A person learns in the journey(of life).
This is what is called rising from the ashes!
Just like his cricket career, his personal life is also full of surprises. He got married at the age of 27 to Ayesha Mukherjee, with a 10 years of age gap. Ayesha was divorced and had two daughters when they got married in 2012, breaking the society norms.
In 2014, their son Zoravar was born, completing the family portrait.
Dhawan is one of the most popular openers of all time in the partnership with Rohit Sharma.
Their coordination and tuning is famous, both on and off the field. Together as openers, from 2013-2019, this jodi has made 4681 runs in ODIs, which is the fourth highest in the history of international cricket.
Not just international cricket, even his club career has been impeccable.
Other than holding a record for fastest century in Test debut, he is the ONLY player to get golden bat in two consecutive ICC Champions Trophy Tournament.
With many more records under his name, he also has an unbeatable record for most runs in a calendar year in T20 International cricket!
A dedicated family man and an excellent cricketer, Shikhar is a living example of achieving heights with humbleness, hard work and a smile.