Dhawan was part of the Indian team which won against Australia at Mohali, in which he came as a replacement to Gambhir. He stunned the observers at the ground when he stroked his way to century at debut during March 14-18 at PCA stadium.
IPL is one of the platforms where young people like Ashwin and Jadeja proved their performance to get a spot in Indian team. Same way Dhawan showed excellent consistency in two seasons.
Even during IPL 6 Dhawan was put into a team after his recovery from the knee injury later in the series that proved to be a breakthrough for Sun risers and made the selectors to put him into a 15 man squad for the Champions trophy 2013.
Dhawan did show his consistency in the last two matches of India where he scored consecutive centuries in two matches in the league stages against South Africa and West Indies respectively.
Shikhar Dhawan scored his first test century in the first test match against Australia during Mohali test March between 14 to18 March 2013 and his first ODI century was against South Africa at Cardiff June 6 2013.
First player to score two consecutive hundred back to back in IPL 2020 and also in all IPL season combined. First against Chennai Super Kings and Second against Kings XI Punjab.