Punjab Kings has successfully purchased Indian left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan for a whopping sum of ₹8.25 crore, while Rajasthan Royals and former team Delhi Capitals failed to seal their bids on the successful batsman. With Dhawan joining Punjab Kings, the franchise has clinched a spot in the upcoming IPL season.
In a recent press conference, Shikhar Dhawan revealed that he is seeking to contribute to the team’s performance and that he has shifted his focus from ‘competition’ since he feels like a lone fighter when he thinks of only contributing.
Shikhar Dhawan has been added to the T20 squad for the match against the West Indies at Eden Gardens. This series may aid the seasoned left-handed batter in his preparation for the Indian Premier League’s next critical matches.
Shikhar Dhawan has appeared in 192 IPL matches and batted in 191 innings, demonstrating his value in cricket’s shortest format. Dhawan has a career score of 5783 runs and has been playing since 2008. Dhawan began his IPL career with the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and has continued to impress with record-breaking performances and great shots each year. In the past, Dhawan has played for the Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Delhi Capitals.
Shikhar Dhawan made history by becoming the first batter in the IPL to register back-to-back hundreds, leading Delhi Capitals to 164 for five against Kings XI Punjab. Dhawan scored an undefeated 106 off 61 deliveries, with 12 fours and three sixes.