IPL 2018: Shikhar Dhawan maintains he will return to field soon
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Shikhar Dhawan was retired hurt after facing just one delivery against KXIP. Image Courtesy: Twitter
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IPL 2018: Shikhar Dhawan Set to Return to Action Soon After Elbow Injury

Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a major blow during their clash against Kings XI Punjab on 19th April, 2018 as their star opener Shikhar Dhawan was hit by a short ball bowled by paceman Barinder Sran.

Dhawan was forced to retire hurt after facing a solitary delivery. This blow also forced Dhawan to miss their match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday (April 22).

Eventually, SRH went on to lose the last-over thriller by just four runs.

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Shikhar Dhawan retired hurt after facing just one delivery against KXIP. Image Courtesy: Twitter

SRH camp is already missing David Warner as the Australian was banned following a ball-tampering scandal. Shikhar Dhawan‘s elbow injury has doubled Hyderabad-based outfit’s miseries and has seriously affected the team’s firepower at the top of the order.

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Dhawan has been amongst the runs for SRH. Photo Credit: IPL.

Dhawan has been at the helm of SRH’s batting in the ongoing eleventh edition of the season. Dhawan struck a match-winning 77 in SRH’s first game against Rajasthan Royals. He then hit a 45 in his team’s narrow win over Mumbai.

The attacking batter Dhawan has had only one failure which came in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), as he could only score seven.

However, the left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan has assured his fans that he is recovering well and will return to action in the IPL soon.

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Shikhar Dhawan walked off the field after a blow on his left elbow. Image Courtesy: Twitter

Dhawan captioned his video on Twitter and wrote, “Thanks to all my fans and well-wishers for the wonderful messages you have been sending and wishing for my recovery. I’m on my path to recovery and will be back in action soon. Till then enjoy the #iplt20 #willbebackinactionsoon.”

SRH mentor and former India batsman VVS Laxman also shrugged off any reports of serious injury as he said, “There’s a contusion (elbow) because of the hit. There was some swelling but it has subsided.”

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