'Fix your own country and then speak about others' - Shikhar Dhawan’s message to Pakistani cricketers

‘Fix your own country and then speak about others’ – Shikhar Dhawan’s message to Pakistani cricketers

He felt that as an Indian citizen, it is his duty to stand up to the nonsense spread by Pakistani cricketers on social media.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan is a pure Delhiite to his core. The ‘Gabbar’ of Indian cricket team may have found himself out of the Test team for the moment, he has more or less secure with his position in the limited-overs format as India gears up to prepare for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia. The left-hander also has an increased presence on social media where he tweets about social issues.

Recently the Southpaw, who resides in Australia, appeared on the famous TV show Aap Ki Adalat, hosted by well-known journalist and DDCA president Rajat Sharma. Dhawan touched upon various issues in his career and life including spending sleepless nights before his India debut in 2010 and on the issue of MS Dhoni’s continued absence from the cricket field. However one of his best answers came when he was asked about his newfound hobby of tweeting against Pakistani cricketers.

Shikhar Dhawan says tweeting against Pakistani cricketers is his new hobby

Shikhar Dhawan says it like it is. His mind has no place for political correctness. The Dilliwala has been vocal about many things in the past and now has taken to Twitter like a storm. Following on the footsteps of his senior Gautam Gambhir, Dhawan recently gave an apt reply to former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi, who had tweeted about the situation in Kashmir after the abolition of Article 370 and 35A.

Rajat Sharma asked about the tweet to Dhawan, the left-hander asked the neighbors to look after their own country first before taking a dig at India. He felt that as an Indian citizen, it is his duty to stand up to the nonsense spread by Pakistani cricketers on social media.

“If someone says something about our country, of course, we will say stand up. We don’t need outsiders to advise us. First, fix your own country and then speak about others. There is a saying ‘Jinke ghar kach ka hoh, woh dusro k ghar pathar nahi phekte [People who have glass houses, don’t throw stones at others]’,” Dhawan said.

Meanwhile, talking about the said tweet, Afridi had tweeted, “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?”

To this Dhawan had replied,” 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”

 

The 33-year-old spoke at length on various subjects during the conversation. He will now be seen in the limited-overs series against Bangladesh, as he is not a part of the Indian squad that will play three Tests against South Africa, starting October 2nd.

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