Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has often faced criticism for his inconsistent performance in international cricket, but one cannot deny that he has been one of India’s best ODI batsmen over the last three years.
The Delhi batsman has 3,078 ODI runs to his name from 74 matches at a very respectable average of 43.97. He, in fact, has top scored for India in the last two major ODI tournaments – ICC Champions Trophy 2013 where he was named Player of the Tournament and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
On his 31st birthday, a current and former cricketers took to Twitter to wish Dhawan the best.
Virender Sehwag was in usual form, trolling Dhawan by tweeting that he wants the left-handed batsman to do “Bhoomi [Earth] Poojan in dressing room and Naagin [snake] Dance on pitch for at least 2 hours every time while batting”.
Most other cricketers went for more traditional birthday wishes, all of which we share below.
Happy birthday @SDhawan25! Hope the coming year is a wonderful one!— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) December 5, 2016
Wishing jatt ji many happy returns of the day ????☝?️! God bless you gabbar @SDhawan25— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 5, 2016
Happy birthday shera @SDhawan25 have a good year ahead— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 5, 2016
Wish you a very happy birthday jatt ji @SDhawan25 god bless— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) December 5, 2016
Wish you a very happy birthday Shikhar Dhawan ??@SDhawan25— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) December 5, 2016
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