Dhawan was bought by the Punjab franchise in the mega auction for INR 55 lakh and has played four games for the side so far.

The Punjab Kings have been inconsistent again in the Indian Premier League. The side is eighth in the points table but remains in contention for a place in the playoffs. With three games left, the Mayank Agarwal-led franchise cannot afford to lose a game and will be aiming to defeat Royals Challengers Bangalore.

In the side’s previous game against Rajasthan Royals, Rishi Dhawan was brought back into the playing XI, and he took an important wicket of captain Sanju Samson. However, Punjab failed to beat RR. Dhawan was bought by the Punjab franchise in the mega auction for INR 55 lakh and has played four games for the side so far.

Dhawan has been a top performer in domestic cricket but failed to find success in the international arena. He has played three ODIs and a T20I for the Men in Blue. He last represented India in 2016 and has opened up about his struggles.

“After playing in the IPL for four years and making my India debut, I was dropped. No one picked me for five years. My performances at the domestic level were ignored, which was disheartening. Despite performing well, I didn’t get chances,” Dhawan told Indian Express.

“I can describe my pain in words. When I played for the country, I failed to give a good performance. I still believe I could have done better.”

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