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‘Going through a transition’ – Shikhar Dhawan sheds light on his cricketing future

Shikhar Dhawan played only five matches in IPL 2024.

Shikhar Dhawan has grabbed the headlines after he threw light on his retirement talks in a recent interview. After Punjab Kings’ exit from IPL 2024, speculations were rife that the 38-year-old might as well call curtains on his cricketing career. The senior pro who has already fallen out of the Indian selectors’ radar is fully committed to IPL duties for now.

With the Indian board looking into the future, chances of Dhawan making into the national setup are all but over. Dhawan’s recent stint with PBKS didn’t go well either. He made only five appearances for the Mohali-based franchise in IPL 2024 league stage as he missed most of the games due to injury.

IPL’s second leading run-getter scored 152 runs this season at an average of 30.40 including a fifty. During a recent interview with ANI, Dhawan conceded that he is going through a transition in his career before opening up on his retirement. He stated that a new chapter is waiting for him and that he can play only up to a certain age.

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It could be one year more, two years more: Shikhar Dhawan

The Delhi-born cricketer didn’t disclose how many years he would be playing. However, he is confident that he will give it all in the next couple of years. His performance in IPL took a hit in IPL 2023 as he mustered 373 runs in 11 matches. Unfortunately, he sustained a shoulder injury in IPL 2024.

“I am also going through a transition ‘Jahan Meri Cricket Vishram Pe Aayegi’ and a new chapter in my life will start. You only have a certain age till you can play. It could be one year more, two years more, or xyz for me. Unfortunately, I got injured this IPL season and could not play for Punjab except for 4-5 matches. It takes time to recover. I am still healing. I have not recovered 100 per cent yet,” Dhawan added.

Shikhar Dhawan amassed 6769 runs in 222 appearances at an average of 35.2 and a strike rate of 127.1. He has hit 2 centuries and 51 half-centuries so far in his illustrious career.


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