IPL 2024: Dhawan, Bairstow to play against their former team SRH

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | April 09, 2024 IST

Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow

Mullanpur, April 9: When Punjab Kings (PBKS) face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 23rd mach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on Tuesday, two batting greats of the PBKS side would be playing against their former team.

Punjab team skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow both have played for the Hyderabad franchise. Dhawan have even led SRH in the past.

After two wins and two losses so far this season, Punjab and Hyderabad are ranked fifth and sixth in the IPL 2024 standings. Before moving to PBKS in 2022, Bairstow spent three seasons playing for SRH and will be aiming to score against his old team. 

In three season that he played for SRH In three seasons, Bairstow scored 1138 runs for the SRH. At his peak, he scored 445 runs in 10 games in 2019 at an average of 55.62 and striking at 157.24, forming a lethal opening combo with David Warner.

In a video released by PBKS on social media ‘X’ (formerly Twitter), Bairstow shared his "amazing" memories with SRH.

“I have some amazing memories with Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was a special time, it was my first time in the IPL with them. So, playing against them is always an opportunity. Times move on and you play for new franchises. I'll be looking to out my best foot forward. I'm with Punjab Kings now but it's always good to see some old friends,” said Bairstow.

“We obviously had the first game of the competition for us where we got a win against Delhi. Hopefully, we'll be able to build on that. We then played three away games, we've won two and lost two. We had fantastic support on Game 1. You were brilliant and came out in numbers and we hope to see you in numbers again for our next four games at home. Your support means a lot to us. We'll make sure we try our best for you,” Bairstow added.

Whatever may be the outcome of the PBKS-SRH match in Mullanpur, one thing is sure that there will be no love lost between the two sides, as they love to keep their emotions aside after the game of cricket is over. 

More importantly, senior cricketers like Dhawan, Bairstow, SRH skipper Pat Cummins and their seasoned star Bhuvneshwar Kumar  are known to respect their opposition, respect friendship and prioritise camaraderie over the years.

But despite all that Bairstow and Dhawan would be eager to excel their previous franchise, that needs no elaboration. (With IANS support)

 

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  • Indian Premier League (IPL)
  • Pat Cummins
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
  • Punjab Kings
  • Punjab Kings
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • IPL 2024
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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