Shikhar Dhawan lands in controversy after feeding birds in Varanasi amid bird flu
Shikhar Dhawan posted a couple of pictures of himself riding in the boat.
Updated - Jan 25, 2021 10:32 am
India batting star Shikhar Dhawan has landed in a controversy thanks to his recent visit to Varanasi and the pictures he posted on Instagram. One of the best limited-overs openers in the world, Dhawan is loved by the fans for his happy go lucky attitude. And the southpaw also made sure to keep the fans updated about his life on a daily basis by posting photos and messages on the social media platforms.
On Friday, Dhawan took to Instagram to share a couple of photos from his recent visit to Varanasi. Situated on the banks of the river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is one of the most famous religious places in India. Taking a boat ride in the holy city is one of the must-do things and Dhawan also made sure to do that.
After the boat ride, Dhawan gave fans a sneak peek of his trip to Varanasi. He posted a couple of pictures of himself riding in the boat. The India batting star could be also seen feeding the birds by his hands in the boat as he wrote, “Happiness is feeding birds.”
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Shikhar Dhawan courts controversy
Well, it did not take Shikhar Dhawan long to court the controversy after he posted the pictures. His post became the talk of the town but for all the wrong reasons because of the ongoing avian flu commonly known as bird flu problem. The District Magistrate (DM) of Varanasi has taken congnisance of the matter and has vowed to take action against the boatmen of the city. He also said that no action would be taken against the tourist.
“So, these boatmen are being identified and tourists generally are not aware of such things. However, it was made clear by the police and the administration to the boatmen that they should not allow the tourists on their boat to feed the birds. Whosoever flouted these rules will be served notice and they will be asked as to why their license should not be canceled… No action will be taken against the tourists,” DM Kaushal Raj Sharma was quoted as saying by Outlook India.