'You have rejected the Kohinoor diamond' - PBKS batter Shikhar Dhawan opens up about getting turned down by a girl

‘You have rejected the Kohinoor diamond’ – PBKS batter Shikhar Dhawan opens up about getting turned down by a girl

Shikhar Dhawan was purchased by PBKS for a whooping cost of INR 8.25 crore

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Indian left-handed batter Shikhar Dhawan has played for several franchises in Indian Premier League (IPL), including the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Deccan Chargers, Delhi Capitals (DC) and is now representing Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2022. The left-handed batter was bagged by PBKS at a whopping cost of INR 8.25 crore during the mega auction. He was also India’s preferred opener in all three formats of the game not long ago and continues to be a vital player in the ODIs.

The 36-year old has now opened up about getting turned down by a girl during his starting playing days. In a candid conversation with PBKS on the franchise’s official YouTube channel, the left-handed batsman revealed how he reacted after the girl turned down his proposal. He hilariously told the girl that she has turned down the Kohinoor Diamond.

“Once I proposed to a girl and she rejected me. She used to play at that time and had a dark face tone. So, you know what I said? I told her that you have rejected the Kohinoor diamond,” Dhawan recalled.

Shikhar Dhawan playing for PBKS in IPL 2022

After having an excellent stint with the Delhi Capitals franchise in the IPL, Dhawan was picked by PBKS. The southpaw is Punjab’s second-highest run-getter so far in the IPL 2022. Talking about his overall numbers, the left-handed batter has scored 5875 runs in 195 IPL matches. Shikhar Dhawan plays at an average of 34.56 and has a decent strike rate of 126.75. The 36-year old has also stroked 44 half-centuries and two centuries in toughest cricketing league in the world.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings will take on Gujarat Titans in Match 16 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on April 8 (Friday). PBKS are coming into the contest after beating the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs. England batter Liam Livingstone was the stand-out performer for PBKS in their previous match scoring 60 off 32 balls. He also picked two crucial wickets. As a result, PBKS are currently placed fourth on the points table with two wins in three matches.