Team India’s star opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan appeared on one of the most popular chat shows, Aap Ki Adalat, where he talked to India TV’s Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Rajat Sharma on Saturday.
During the show, Dhawan revealed that when it comes to cricket, he remains focussed as ever. Talking about his international debut, Dhawan revealed that he was extremely nervous and that his naughty-side had taken a backseat then.
“My heart was pumping really fast at the time,” Dhawan said, as he talked about his debut.
When Rajat asked the Delhi lad about his hobbies. Dhawan accepted that he does like to do Shayari but unlike normal people, he likes to cut the hair of his fellow teammates. Dhawan was also seen reminiscing his childhood days, admitting that he used to hide crackers in letterboxes of his neighbors.
He also enacted his trademark Kabaddi celebration for the fans present in the show.
Rajat then asked Dhawan about his tweet going against former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi. Dhawan went on to say that he didn’t like the tweet by the former Pakistani all-rounder and also admitted that tweeting against Pakistan cricketers is his new hobby.
Dhawan is an outspoken cricketer, who never backs when it is about his nation.
In the past, Afridi had tweeted over the situation in Kashmir, “Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the ‘Indian Occupied Kashmir’. Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self -determination, and independence. Wonder where are the UN and other international bodies and why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?”.
Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren't they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 3, 2018
Dhawan didn’t like Afridi’s tweet and revolted back with a message to the former Pakistan cricketer: “Pehle khudke desh ki haalat sudharo. Apni soch apne paas rakho. Apne desh ka joh hum kar rahe hai woh acha hi hai aur aage jo karna hai woh humein ache se pata hai. Zyaada dimaag mat lagao (Improve the state of affairs in your country first. Keep your views to yourself. Whatever we are doing in our country is good for us and we know what we will do in the future too. You do not need to worry about that).”
Pehle khudke desh ki haalat sudharo. Apni soch apne paas rakho. Apne desh ka joh hum kar rahe hai woh acha hi hai aur aage jo karna hai woh humein ache se pata hai. Zyaada dimaag mat lagao @SAfridiOfficial
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 5, 2018
The next assignment of the Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is to feature in the 2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy for Delhi.