India batting star Shikhar Dhawan is all set to make his entry into an uncharted territory after he hangs up his boot. While several cricketers remain connected with the game in one way or another after retirement, Dhawan has different plans. The left-handed batsman has expressed his desire of joining his family business post retirement.
Currently plying his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League, Dhawan revealed his post-retirement plans when asked about his interests other than cricket.
“I would have been into business. Once I finish my cricket I will be into business,” Dhawan told reporters during a promotional event.
Muttiah Muralitharan, bowling coach of Sunrisers, was also attending the event. The bowling great spoke on the difference between the style of play during his time and now. The highest wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs said that it was easier to bowl during their time as the game was not so batsman-friendly.
“Now the game has grown in different ways. The way batsmen bat it is not easy to bowl. We did not play too much T20s and in Tests they don’t hit sixes like today. It was easier to bowl during our time,” the 45-year old said.
He went on to reveal that winning the World Cup in 1996 was the best moment in his career.
“I would cherish my 1996 World Cup win as the most important thing for Sri Lankan cricket. For Sunrisers, it was when we won the IPL trophy in 2016,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Sunrisers have made a fine start to the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League. At this stage, they are the only unbeaten team in the league, having won all of their opening three games.
In the first game, they beat Rajasthan Royals before getting the better of Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. They will next play Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on April 19.