Shikhar Dhawan: Indian cricket star lists Clyde North, Melbourne home
Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is hoping to score a buyer for his family home in Melbourne’s outer southeast.
The cricket superstar has $850,000-$935,000 price expectations for the Clyde North pad he’s shared with his Indian-born, Australian-raised wife Aesha, her two daughters and their son since 2015.
CoreLogic records show the property at 6 Forest Drive sold for $730,000 then.
It’s now due to go under the hammer on August 18.
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O’Brien Keysborough selling agent Darren Hutchins said Dhawan spent about 100 days a year in Melbourne, when he wasn’t on tour.
“He was out here just two weeks ago, when he was out of the World Cup with a broken thumb,” Mr Hutchins said.
A Pat Cummins bouncer caused the injury during India’s World Cup clash with Australia — but the batsman still managed to whack the Aussies for 117 to spur his country’s 36-run victory.
Writing for athlete-driven website
PlayersVoice in December, the 33-year-old said his family home had “been in Melbourne for six or seven years now”.
“Whenever I have a gap in my schedule, I will jump on a plane from India to Australia, come home and spend time with my family,” he wrote.
“As cricketers in India, we live quite a closed life. We live in hotels for most of the year.
“It is more of a carefree life here (in Australia).”
Dhawan and Aesha married in 2012, but she and the children have continued to live in Melbourne.
Mr Hutchins said the Dhawans chose to settle in Clyde North to be near Aesha’s relatives.
They were selling up because Aesha and their son, Zoravar, planned to spend more time in India — but the family would retain a different Melbourne base.
Mr Hutchins said their double-storey Clyde North house was a “quality” Porter Davis display home before they bought it.
It offers three living zones: a home theatre, rumpus room, and an open-plan living and dining area.
The latter features a kitchen with stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and a butler’s pantry, and bi-fold doors that open out to a large alfresco courtyard and a solar-heated pool.
The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and spa ensuite.
“Nothing needs to be done to it at all,” Mr Hutchins said.
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