Indian left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan showed his disappointment over the suspension of IPL 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak all over the world.
Dhawan was doing an Instagram Live chat with Ex Sri Lanka’s Captain Angelo Mathews. He was asked to give his opinion of playing the tournament behind closed doors during the live chat.
“Obviously, we are going to miss playing in front of a huge crowd if tournaments take place behind closed doors, the fans bring their own charm and aura, but at the same time it would be an opportunity as we have been sitting at our homes for two months now,” Dhawan told to Mathews during the chat. He also added “Once we go back, we all will be very hungry to play and perform for our teams, it is going to be good fun, at the end of the day, when we are playing, it is always a good feeling.”
Dhawan’s Success In IPL
Dhawan played for Sunrisers Hyderabad for eight consecutive years. Delhi Capitals selected him in 2019 IPL. He played 16 matches for Delhi Capitals and scored 521 runs at an impressive batting average of 33.42.
Matthew asked him about the chances of IPL happening in this year, he said, “Hopefully, the IPL will happen, I always think in a positive manner, it will be really good if the tournament goes ahead, the security of everyone will need to be taken care of, if it happens, it will be really good as it brings a lot of positivity”.
The talented left-handed opener of India is always very much prone to pick injury. BCCI ruled him out in the “India tour of New-Zeland” for picking an injury. IPL would have been a big platform for him to come back again into the Indian squad by scoring some big runs. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUKaGC3uaJk