Indian team striker Shikhar Dhawan is set for his new innings with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Punjab Kings in the 2022 season.
Shikhar Dhawan was bought by the PBKS franchise during the IPL 2022 mega auction for a sum of Rs 8.25 crores. Dhawan revealed that he is only focused on doing well in the upcoming IPL 2022 and not thinking about a Team India call-up.
“I’m training hard and concentrating on my job and I’m not thinking too much this time if I get a call from Team India I’d love to join but if it doesn’t happen I’m happy and without any tension” , Shikhar Dhawan told ANI. In this IPL season, the striker will play for Punjab and he is excited about his new role under Mayank Agarwal.
“I look very positive. Playing under Mayank will be good for me, we have a strong team, all the youngsters are very good and talented, we hope we will do something big this time, also if we have the chance to open with Mayank then it will be good for me because it will be a big responsibility and I am ready to handle it,” added Dhawan. The next IPL 2022 will start on March 26, and the final is scheduled for May 29. The championship phase of the tournament will be held in Maharashtra with three venues in Mumbai and one in Pune. A total of 70 matches will be played between 10 franchises, Mumbai hosting 55 and Pune 15 fixtures.
Dhawan also came with a big announcement outside of cricket by introducing his NGO named ‘Sikhar Dhawan Foundation’. This foundation will work for children and animals. “We are introducing this NGO with a broad vision as we will take care of children, malnutrition, poor, animals and also help people with food. We will help all walks of society at the initial stage. We will cover Delhi and NCR and soon we will roll it out nationwide. People in need can contact us through our website,” Shikhar Dhawan said. (ANI)
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