Shikhar Dhawan rose to fame after an unprecedented run in the 2004 U19 World Cup where he scored 505 runs

it took him a long time to make it to the Indian team due to the huge competition at that time.

 Dhawan has been one of the mainstays of Delhi's line-up for a long time now, and along with Gautam Gambhir

Dhawan, with his lateral stance and negligible trigger movement, is strong in the off-side with his cuts and strokes

Dhawan had a purple patch in 2013 and continued his form in ODIs to become player of the tournament in the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013

Dhawan had a dismal Test series against South Africa in 2013 and an even worse series in England in 2014,

Dhawan started the 2015 World Cup with a fluent 72 against arch-rivals Pakistan and a brilliant and deft 137 at the MCG against South Africa

Dhawan has struggled for form in the longer format, with some small chinks in his armour, such as a tendency to stick outside

Dhawan continued to be India's man of the match in ODIs and produced another brilliant performance at the ICC event

The Indian Premier League came at exactly the right time in Shikhar Dhawan's cricket career

Delhi let Shikhar go to Mumbai in the next season. And the move to Mumbai Indians turned out to be a disaster for Dhawan

Best player of ICC events. Shikhar Dhawan is the individual equivalent of Australia's post-1999 World Cup team