rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Cricket » Dhawan could return to action 'very soon'

Dhawan could return to action 'very soon'

Last updated on: April 15, 2013 16:09 IST

Dhawan could return to action 'very soon'

     Next

Next

Having missed the first two weeks of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a fracture on his hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Shikhar Dhawan is hoping to return to action "very soon" and is awaiting a clearance from the NCA.

The 27-year-old left-handed is back in India after spending time with his family in Melbourne.

Sunrisers coach, Tom Moody, tweeted, "we are hopeful it's within the next 10 days."

Dhawan suffered the injury during the Mohali Test against Australia last month. That was his debut game and he shot to prominence with a record-breaking 187, the fastest by a debutant in Test history.


Image: Shikhar Dhawan
Photographs: BCCI

     Next

Clearance from NCA

Prev     More
Prev

More

Dhawan was ruled out for six weeks after sustaining the injury.

"Hopefully I will be able to take the field soon. I just have to get the clearance from NCA. It will be soon, very soon," he had said before leaving for Australia.

Dhawan's ODI debut, which took place three years ago, was a forgettable one.

It finally came after he was chosen ahead of his senior Delhi teammates Sehwag and Gambhir, who had been dropped due to a prolonged run of poor scores.

Dhawan made it count with a blazing knock that left the Australians gasping for breath.


Image: Shikhar Dhawan
Photographs: BCCI

Prev     More