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Dhawan’s new year wish list

The opener, who had been troubled by injuries in 2019, is aiming for a fresh start this year

By TT Bureau in Calcutta
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Shikhar Dhawan was bought back by Sunrisers earlier this year for Rs 5.2 crore, but the southpaw was unhappy about his price tag The Telegraph file picture

Shikhar Dhawan wants more runs and more wins in the new year.

The opener, who had been troubled by injuries in 2019, is aiming for a fresh start and wants to become a “more impactful” batsman.

“Last year, I had lots of injuries, but that’s part and parcel of our work. It’s a new year and I am looking forward for a new start and it’s going to go a long way,” Dhawan told bcci.tv. “This year I am looking forward to score lots of runs and be a more impactful player, win matches for my team and win the (T20) World Cup,” he added.

The left-handed batsman was ruled out of the 2019 ODI World Cup midway after sustaining a thumb fracture. He missed the home T20I engagement against the West Indies as well with a knee injury.

However, sitting out of the team for off-form or injuries failed to dent Dhawan’s confidence. “I am always positive. Injuries are quite natural, so I just take it in my stride. I don’t make a fuss about it,” the Delhi player said.

He is a part of the squad for the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka and Dhawan is eyeing a successful return to the international scene.

“It’s a good opportunity for me to come and score big runs,” he said.