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5 players whose IPL careers blossomed after leaving the Mumbai Indians

Ashwan Rao
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17 Dec 2018, 23:53 IST

#4 Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has had six successful seasons with Sunrisers Hyderabad
Shikhar Dhawan has had six successful seasons with Sunrisers Hyderabad

Dhawan began his IPL stint with the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) back in 2008 and subsequently moved to the Mumbai Indians in the following season after being traded for Ashish Nehra during the pre-season trading window.

The Delhi-born batsman who stayed two years with the Mumbai Indians had a forgettable outing managing just 40 runs in five matches during the 2009 IPL.

In the very next season, Dhawan made 191 runs in 10 matches at an average of 19.10 and was eventually released ahead of the 2011 auction where he was bought for $300,000 by the now-defunct, Deccan Chargers.

The move was major a breakthrough in Dhawan's IPL career, as the southpaw scored 400 runs in that season and followed it up with 569 runs in the next season. With scores of 311, 377, 353, 501, 479 and 497 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next six seasons, Dhawan has been one of the consistent performers with the bat at the top of the order.

This season though, Gabbar will be back at his former franchise - Delhi Capitals. 

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