The upcoming season would be special for Shikhar Dhawan, as he will be playing for his home state-based franchise. He has been bought by the Delhi Capitals in return of three players to Sunrises Hyderabad. The flamboyant batsman has done brilliantly in his IPL career by performing for Hyderabad and he would like to repeat the same for Delhi.
Dhawan joined the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad on Sunday after having taken part in the recently concluded One-Day series against Australia. The left-handed batsman also took part in a T20 practice match organised by the Delhi Capitals to prepare for the upcoming season.
Out top 4-5 batsmen are Indians – Shikhar Dhawan
Speaking of the team, Dhawan firmly believes that the performance of the Indian batsmen will be crucial for Delhi to win the glorious trophy. With Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant around, Delhi top 4 slots are filled with exceptional talent.
Further, he went on to add saying that the balance of the team has always played a crucial role for any franchise to win the trophy. Dhawan believes that the current setup has got the perfect balance to make things happen for the team.
“In IPL, the team who wins the trophy is always the one who has the best balance in the squad. Our team this year is also very balanced as we have good all-rounders, spinners and batsmen. The most important thing for us will be that our Indian batsmen play well and our top 4-5 batsmen are Indian, so I am expecting a great season ahead,” said Dhawan.
I Know the conditions:
The stylish southpaw quoted that he is happy to be back for Delhi Cricket. Dhawan added that he played a lot of cricket for Delhi since his childhood and pretty aware of the conditions back home, which would do a world of good for him in the upcoming edition of the tournament.
“It is like a second homecoming for me, and I am very excited to be a part of the Delhi Capitals for the IPL season. It is a very happy feeling for me to have come back to my home city of Delhi after spending 10 seasons away in the IPL Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium has been my home ground since my early days,” said Dhawan.
Sunrisers will miss the services of Shikhar Dhawan, who has been pretty extraordinary for the team over the years. However, Dhawan would be happy to get back to his local team, who are desperately waiting for the coveted Trophy.