Punjab Kings’ all-rounder Rishi Dhawan made his Indian Premier League comeback throughout the Chennai Super Kings conflict after lacking out on the final 5 seasons. Dhawan was picked by Punjab Kings within the mega public sale forward of the continued season for INR 55 Lakh after his spectacular present within the home circuit with Himachal Pradesh. He led his group to the historic Vijay Hazare Trophy final 12 months.
However, the 32-year-old grabbed consideration for the protection defend which he wore on his comeback sport whereas bowling. Dhawan wore the gear for defense as he just lately underwent surgical procedure for the nostril harm that he suffered throughout Ranji Trophy.
He missed the preliminary matches of the season as a result of surgical procedure however the all-rounder is raring to go to assist his group who’re going by way of a tough patch this season with simply three wins within the first 7 matches.
Ahead of the mega conflict, Punjab Kings posted a video on their social media account the place Dhawan talked about his harm and the comeback.
“I am making an IPL comeback after 4 years so it was a little disheartening when I got injured in the Ranji Trophy. I had to go through surgery which ruled me out of the first four matches, but I’m totally fine and available for selection now. I’ve been training hard and hope to have a strong comeback,” he introduced within the video.
What’s extra harmful than a lion? . #SherSquad, tune in to this video to seek out out the rationale behind @rishid100‘s preliminary absence & how he’s all set for a roaring comeback now #SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings #IPL2022 #ਸਾਡਾਪੰਜਾਬ #RishiDhawan pic.twitter.com/mnKKULSSrz
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 24, 2022
“It was absolutely a low phase for me because, I’d worked so hard to make a comeback and I finally got a chance in the IPL after 4 years. I performed well in domestic cricket. I tried continuously for 3-4 years to make a comeback so I was a little scared wondering whether I’d miss out on playing due to my injury.” he added.
The 32-year-old made an prompt impression on his comeback by dismissing in-form Shivam Dube for 8 in his second over whereas defending 188.
Earlier, CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja received the toss and elected to bowl at Wankhede Stadium.
Shikhar Dhawan struck his second fifty of the season to energy Punjab Kings to 187 for 4 in 20 overs. The 36-year-old left-handed batter anchored the Punjab innings with a superb 88 not out and mixed with Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42) for a 110-run stand for the second wicket from 11.3 overs after captain Mayank Agarwal’s early dismissal.