After weeks of speculation over Shikhar Dhawan being unhappy at Hyderabad due to the amount he is being paid, the IPL franchise on Monday swapped the southpaw in favour of three players from Delhi - Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma.
Dhawan's induction is a homecoming for the left-hander who is not only a Delhiite, but also began his IPL career with Delhi in the inaugural IPL season in 2008.
Dhawan's association with Hyderabad began in 2013, who went on to become the team’s top-scorer with a tally of 2768 runs from a total of 91 innings.
Going into the IPL 2018 auction, Hyderabad had chosen to retain David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar but paid Rs 5.2 crore to eventually buy Dhawan back using the Right to Match (RTM) card.
In the press release too, the franchise confirmed that the left-handed batsman was unhappy with the price tag.
We have traded Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma. We thank Shikhar for his contribution to the team over the years and wish him the very best. pic.twitter.com/oEqwJ61yw1