Shikhar Dhawan likely to leave Sunrisers Hyderabad, wants to return his old franchise
By Sandy - Oct 21, 2018 3:36 pm
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After six consecutive memorable seasons in Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is likely to move away from that IPL franchise. According to reports, Dhawan wants to return in Mumbai Indians, where he played in 2009 and 2010.

Shikhar Dhawan

While the trade window has just opened for the IPL 2019 season, Dhawan wants to leave Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), according to Mumbai Mirror. According to the report, the 32-year-old left-handed Indian opening batsman isn’t happy to stay in the Hyderabad franchise and wants to move away from it.

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Moreover, according to that report, Dhawan had an argument with the SRH coach Tom Moody after he wanted to be retained by the franchise for IPL 2018 as the no.1 or no.2 player. However, Dhawan was initially not retained for the IPL 2018 and the Hyderabad franchise used RTM (Right to Match) card to retain him during the 2018 IPL auction.

Since IPL 2013, Dhawan is serving for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Before that, Dhawan also featured for Hyderabad Deccan Chargers – the dissolved IPL franchise – in 2011 and 2012.

Playing 91 matches for SRH, Dhawan is the most runs scorer for the franchise as he has scored 2,768 runs (average 35.03). The left-handed batsman has scored 21 half-centuries for the franchise and his best knock was 92* against Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on May 10, 2018.

Shikhar Dhawan

While SRH won their only IPL trophy in 2016, Dhawan was the fifth leading run-scorer in that tournament as he scored 501 runs in 17 games (average 38.53), including four half-centuries.

Dhawan wants to return to his old franchise team – Mumbai Indians (MI) – where he played in 2009 and 2010 season. Playing 20 matches for MI, Dhawan scored 345 runs with the average of 19.16, including two half-centuries and his best knock was 56.

If Dhawan returns to Mumbai franchise, we can see the regular Indian limited-overs opening batting partners in the IPL 2019 too as Rohit Sharma is leading the Mumbai Indians side.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan