While Agarwal was retained by the Kings, Dhawan was bought for Rs. 8.25 crore in the mega auction. In the 2022 season of IPL, Dhawan smashed 460 runs in 14 games with a strike rate of 122.66 and an average of 38.33.
The 36-year-old Dhawan has played 206 IPL matches and has scored 6244 runs with the highest score of 106. His average is 35.08 and has a strike rate of 126.35. The left-hander has smashed two centuries and 47 half-centuries in his IPL carrier.
According to ESPNcricinfo, the decision of Dhawan to replace Mayank was approved on Wednesday during a board meeting of PBKS and was backed by Trevor Bayliss, Kings’ newly appointed head coach.