Shikhar Dhawan Birthday: Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh Lead Wishes For India Opener
Shikhar Dhawan, who was part of the Indian team that beat Australia in the first T20I on Friday, turned 35 on Saturday.
Shikhar Dhawan is currently in Australia with the Indian cricket team
India lost the ODI series, 2-1
India lead the T20I series, 1-0
India opener Shikhar Dhawan turned 35 on Saturday, and the likes of Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh took to social media to wish the cricketer on his birthday. The Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman is currently with the Indian cricket team in Australia for their ongoing tour and was part of the 2-1 ODI series defeat. Former India teammate Yuvraj Singh, who is known for his social media presence, wrote, "Janamdin di lakh, lakh vadhaiyan jatt ji @SDhawan25! Wishing you good health and loads of success.! Create some thunder down under!"
Former opener Virender Sehwag also took to social to pass on his wishes and admiration for Dhawan. "Many Many happy returns of the day to a ever smiling guy I admire a lot , @SDhawan25. Sasural mein khoob khoob run banao baaki matches mein bhi aur har khushi manaao. May you get to have many more celebrations , itni ki jaanghein laal ho jaayein", he wrote.
Many Many happy returns of the day to a ever smiling guy I admire a lot , @SDhawan25 . Sasural mein khoob khoob run banao baaki matches mein bhi aur har khushi manaao. May you get to have many more celebrations , itni ki jaanghein laal ho jaayein . pic.twitter.com/8U5MVHLlaX— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 5, 2020
Even Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to wish him. The cricket legend wrote, "Wish you a very happy birthday Shikhar! Have a great one."
Wish you a very happy birthday Shikhar!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 5, 2020
Have a great one. pic.twitter.com/TbcjlINyId
Dhawan's Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals also wished him on social media.
Dhawan played a huge role in their run to this year's final in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where they lost to Mumbai Indians (MI).
"100% Swag 200% Entertainment 300% Happiness Wishing @SDhawan25, the man who's an emotion within himself, a very Happy Birthday #YehHaiNayiDilli #HappyBirthdayGabbar", the club tweeted.
2011 ODI World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir tweeted, "Many many happy returns of the day @SDhawan25! Have a great one brother! Enjoy your day! Good luck for everything!"
Here are the other wishes from cricketers and his fans on social media:
Fastest Test century on debut— BCCI (@BCCI) December 5, 2020
Fastest to 1000 ODI runs in ICC tournaments
9,712 international runs and 24 tons
Here's wishing #TeamIndia's swashbuckling batsman @SDhawan25 a very happy birthday.
Let's relive his stroke-filled ton against Sri Lanka
Happy birthday to Shikhar Dhawan!— ICC (@ICC) December 5, 2020
34 Tests, 139 ODIs, 62 T20Is
9712 international runs
Along with Rohit Sharma, he is part of the most prolific partnership in men's T20I cricket, with the pair having scored runs together pic.twitter.com/oAXvH6jj84
Dhawan is also part of India's T20I squad, and played in the first T20I on Friday, which the visitors won by 11 runs. The second T20I of the three-match series will be played on Sunday.