Punjab Kings all-rounder Rishi Dhawan was seen sporting a protecting face defend whereas bowling in opposition to Lucknow Tremendous Giants in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation (MCA) Stadium in Pune on Friday.
Dhawan had sported the headgear in his first match of IPL 2022 in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings on Sunday.
The Himachal Pradesh captain had suffered a blow on the face in a Ranji Trophy match following which he needed to endure surgical procedure and determined to put on the face defend to stop additional damage.
The 32-year-old is making his IPL comeback this season after six years, having final performed a match within the marquee T20 league in 2016. Dhawan was roped in for Rs. 55 lakh by Punjab Kings on the IPL 2022 auctions and instantly made an impression, choosing the wickets of Shivam Dube and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and returning figures of two for 39 in his quota of 4 overs.