IPL 2013: Shikhar Dhawan could return in 10 days, says Tom Moody

The injured Shikhar Dhawan is back in India after spending time with his family in Melbourne © IANS

New Delhi: Apr 15, 2013

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 batsman 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.

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.

Depsite the presence of stalwarts like Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir at the top of India’s batting order, Dhawan never lost hope of representing India in Test cricket.

It finally came after he was chosen ahead of the 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.