Shikhar Dhawan returns to Delhi Daredevils after 11 years

first_imgShikhar Dhawan has returned to Delhi Daredevils after a decade. Dhawan had played for the Daredevils in the first edition of the IPL in 2008 before moving to Mumbai Indians for the next two seasons. He was then signed up by the Deccan Chargers – over the last few years, he was a prolific run-scorer for SunRisers Hyderabad.Sunrisers swapped Dhawan for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma with Delhi.According to reports, Dhawan was unhappy with his current franchise SRH and there were rumours he was looking to return to Mumbai Indians.Dhawan was apparently unhappy with his fee and had been looking for greener pastures ahead of the next season. SRH did not retain him ahead of the mega auction earlier this year and bought him back from the auction for Rs 5.2 crore by using the RTM (Right To Match) card. Sunrisers Hyderanad had retained David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Rs 12 and Rs 8.5 crore respectively.We have traded Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma. We thank Shikhar for his contribution to the team over the years and wish him the very best. pic.twitter.com/oEqwJ61yw1SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 5, 2018Dhawan reportedly got frustrated after an argument with coach Tom Moody regarding the team’s retainment tactics.Dhawan is one of the world’s premier limited-overs batsmen. He was man-of-the-series in the Asia Cup but had a poor time in the ODI series against the West Indies.Brace yourselves, for he has returned, where it all began!Welcome Home, Shikhar Dhawan. #DilDilli #Dhadkega pic.twitter.com/LFGMxs1bEkadvertisementDelhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) November 5, 2018Dhawan has been one of Hyderabad’s star players and even played a key part in their title-winning campaign in 2016. He has so far scored 4057 runs including 32 half-centuries from 143 matches at an average of 32.98.last_img read more