Shikhar Dhawan names his favourite Bollywood actresses, Kareena Kapoor among the two

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The current lockdown has seen people restricted indoors with many picking up new hobbies. Energetic India opener Shikhar Dhawan, on Tuesday, revealed he is trying his hand at playing the flute and honing his overall musical skills.


“Music gives you peace, and everybody should try to learn how to play a musical instrument now, especially because we have so much time to spend at home due to the lockdown,” Dhawan said during his interaction with teammate Shreyas Iyer on Instagram Live.

Gabbar also played the flute on Iyer’s request.


Dhawan further named Bollywood actresses Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra as his favourites.

Interestingly, Kareena wants her little son Taimur to follow his paternal grandfather Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and become a cricketer.


When asked to pick his most special knock, Dhawan chose the match-winning hundred against Australia in the 2019 World Cup.

“Mardo walli feeling aayi (it was a big daddy innings),” the Delhi-born said.

Dhawan had smashed 117 runs off 109 deliveries against the Aussies at The Oval as India won the match by 36 runs. That turned out to be the final game for the southpaw as he was ruled out with a thumb fracture for the remainder of the tournament.


India crashed out in the semi-finals, losing to Kane Williamson-led New Zealand.

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