Shikhar Dhawan expresses anticipation for the IPL 2022, looks forward to playing under Mayank Agarwal

Shikhar Dhawan has expressed his excitement about playing with India teammate Mayank Agarwal in the upcoming IPL 2022. At the same time, the southpaw has made it clear that he would relish the opportunity to open the innings alongside Agarwal for Punjab Kings if given the chance.

Dhawan was acquired by the Punjab-based team for INR 8.25 crore last month at the IPL 2022 big auction. He had a fantastic season in 2021, scoring 587 runs in 16 matches for the Delhi Capitals. Despite his strong performance in the previous two editions, DC released him.

Agarwal, along with left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, was Punjab Kings’ first choice for IPL 2022. The team has promised him INR 12 crore and has also confirmed that the explosive opener would lead them this season, which begins on March 26.

According to reports, KL Rahul, India’s limited-overs captain, was PBKS’ first choice captain, but he wanted his release in exchange for better chances, which the franchise granted. Punjab has yet to name their skipper heading into last month’s two-day event in Bengaluru. They did, however, make the official announcement last month, appointing Agarwal as skipper.