India opener Shikhar Dhawan turned 35 on Saturday and heartfelt wishes poured in for the southpaw from across the cricket fraternity.
Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh wished Dhawan a lot of success to ‘create some thunder down under’ as the left-handed batsman gears up for the second T20I against Australia on Sunday. “Janamdin di lakh, lakh vadhaiyan jatt ji @SDhawan25. Wishing you good health and loads of success.! Create some thunder down under!,” Yuvraj tweeted.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 5, 2020
India batsman KL Rahul, who was also Dhawan’s opening partner in the first T20I on Friday, wished the southpaw with all the happiness.
“Happy birthday @SDhawan25, lots of love and wish u all the happiness,” Rahul tweeted.
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) December 5, 2020
Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman also wished Dhawan on his 35th birthday.
“Wishing @SDhawan25 a very very happy birthday. May you have a wonderful year and enjoy lots of success and happiness, Shikhar,” Laxman tweeted.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 5, 2020
Former opening batsman Virender Sehwag said he admires Dhawan a lot and showered heartfelt wishes on his birthday.
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
Dhawan has played 139 ODIs, 62 T20Is, and 34 Tests for India. The left-handed batsman has amassed 9,712 international runs.
Along with Rohit Sharma, he is part of the most prolific partnership in men’s T20I cricket, with the pair having scored 1,743 runs together.