Wisden, regarded by many as cricket's Bible, has chosen Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan among its five cricketers of the year. Wisden first chose its first batch of cricketers of the year in 1889. In 2000, Wisden named its Five Cricketers of the Century: Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs, Shane Warne and Sir Viv Richards. (Click here for latest on cricket)
Although there are numerous cricket awards in recent times, Wisden continues to occupy a special place in a cricketer's heart. The award, more of a recognition and decided by the editor, is based on last year's performance and is an important feature of the annual almanac, the 151st edition of which was published on Wednesday.
Apart from Dhawan, the others on the Wisden list are young English all-rounder Joe Root, Australian paceman Ryan Harris, Aussie opener Chris Rogers and England captain Charlotte Edwards, the second woman ever to win this award.