Shikhar Dhawan, the opener for India in limited overs format and for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely going to jump boats because of his unhappiness with the present franchise.
Cricket news: Recently Dhawan was involved in an argument with Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody
According to the reports it has been said that Dhawan is not at all happy with his low fee and hence Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently negotiating with the three-time champions Mumbai Indians to sell Dhawan.
If the transfer happens then Dhawan would join his ODI team opening partner Rohit Sharma in the new setup and subsequently it might prove to be a huge boost for Mumbai ahead of the season opener.
Dhawan was previously owned by Mumbai Indians in the seasons of 2009 and 2010. Since then he has developed considerably and has become one of the solid limited-overs cricketer.
Since joining Sunrisers in 2013, the left-hander has been their consistent performer, scoring 497 runs with an average of 38.23 and a strike rate close to 137 in the previous season. Throughout his IPL career, Dhawan has played 143 IPL matches and has scored 4058 runs with a healthy average of 33.
The Mumbai Mirror revealed the dissatisfaction of Dhawan and their reports suggest that, “Dhawan is not happy in Sunrisers Hyderabad and has expressed his desire to leave.” Although Dhawan still has three years left in his contract, yet a move can still be forced out.
The report also suggested that Dhawan had an argument with head coach Tom Moody as he wanted to be retained as franchise’s No. 1 or No. 2 player as he is one of the top four players of India in the limited-overs format.
In the previous year’s auction, Dhawan was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 5.2 crores using their Right to Match (RTM) card. But he was not the franchise’s most expensive player as David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bought for INR 12 crores and INR 8.5 crores respectively.
“That’s right. If we get a couple of good players as a trade-off, we’re open to it,” a Sunrisers official was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror. According to the report it also revealed that Sunrisers are also trying to negotiate a deal with Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils.