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Shikhar Dhawan signs IMG Reliance for his commercial representation


MUMBAI: IMG Reliance, the firm that specialises in talent management, sports sponsorship and marketing, has signed a two-year exclusive worldwide marketing and management agreement with Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan.

The left-hand opening batsman was so far managed by KWAN Entertainment.

One of the most charismatic and talented players of this generation, Dhawan has led the Indian team to numerous wins and has been one of the most prolific scorers for India in the limited overs format accumulating close to 6000 runs with an average of over 45.

“I think what IMG Reliance brings to the table is quite dynamic and unique in India. I am very excited to partner with the company which has expertise across so many different platforms,” Dhawan said. “While I continue to focus on my cricket, off-the-field, I know I have my new team at IMG Reliance to help me maximise my talent.”

IMG Reliance had launched its talent management division in 2016 and since then, has signed Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Shreyas Iyer.

“Shikhar possesses enormous talent and character, a unique combination that along with cricket will help us build a brand. It is our absolute delight to be representing a talent like Shikhar who ranks amongst the best cricketers India has produced,” said Nikhil Bardia, Head-Talent & Sponsorship, IMG Reliance. “We have put together a great team around Shikhar, whose expertise across various verticals will help him achieve the goals.”





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