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Pictures: Indian cricket star sells Melbourne home

(Image: O'Brien, Realestate.com.au)

Indian batsman Shikar Dhawan is selling his Melbourne family home, and the listing is breaking the internet.

The Clyde North home was put on the market on Tuesday but quickly raced to the top of the "most-clicked" charts, no doubt due to the interest from Indian diaspora around the world.

The ex-display home has four large bedrooms and study, a butler's pantry, three separate living areas and a solar-heated in-ground swimming pool.

The house is up for auction on August 18, with an asking range of $850,000 to $935,000.

(Image: O'Brien, Realestate.com.au)

The online advertisement is not shy of pushing the star-factor of the vendor, saying the home would "certainly knock you for six".

"There’s been a lot of interest in it, especially from the Indian community," O'Brien Real Estate co-founder Darren Hutchins told SBS Hindi.

Dhawan purchased the property in 2013 when he married his Melbournian wife Aesha. They have three children together, as speculation heats up among Indian cricket fans as to whether the family would move to India.

In a column on the Players' Voice, Dhawan wrote that for the most part he enjoyed the Australian lifestyle.

(Image: O'Brien, Realestate.com.au)
(Image: O'Brien, Realestate.com.au)

"The Indian community in Melbourne know I live here and sometimes we get people knocking at the door wanting to meet or get a photo," he said.

"My family doesn’t like it when strangers appear. In the Australian culture, people like their space. But for the most part people are respectful."

Dharwan is a regular member of the Indian national team, but was forced to drop out of the recent World Cup due to a fractured thumb.

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