‘That’s my man’ – Hardik Pandya responds after Shikhar Dhawan says he gave jaadu ki jhappi to everyone in hospital

Dhawan injured his knee while playing for Delhi in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India opener Shikhar Dhawan suffered a nasty knee injury last week while playing for Delhi in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Not a part of India‘s Test team right now, the southpaw has been playing for his state side as he looks to regain his lost touch. The star opener has looked off-colour in recent times.

He has been facing criticism for his batting as he has not really managed to bat in his usual manner. Ever since returning to action through the West Indies tour, Dhawan has not been able to make an impression. Talking about his injury, he suffered the setback on Thursday while playing against Maharashtra.


The Delhi star injured his knee and had to be taken to hospital for medical attention. Later, he himself took to Twitter to post a picture of a bandaged left knee and surrounded by the hospital staff. As usual, the Gabbar of Indian cricket had the famous smile all over his face as he posed with the doctors and others.

Hardik Pandya enters the conversation

Shikhar Dhawan’s tweet drew reactions from the fans as they were amused to see the star cricketer smiling even after suffering the serious-looking injury. And among the many, India allrounder Hardik Pandya reacted too. Pandya hilariously said where the entire hospital was treating Dhawan, writing, “Haha Jatta pura hospital theek kar raha tha ?”

And a couple of days later, Shikhar Dhawan replied to Pandya’s tweet on Saturday. As usual, Dhawan came up with a humorous response, saying that he gave jaadu ki jhappi (hug) to everyone for treating him, tweeting, “Yeah bro sabko thodi jaadu ki jhappi di.” Pandya then concluded the exchange of messages by tweeting, “That’s my man.”

Pandya, meanwhile, is currently sidelined as he is recovering from a back injury. He has not played any competitive game since the T20I series against South Africa and has also undergone a surgery. He is unlikely to return to action before next year. Dhawan, on the other hand, will be seen in action for India next month against West Indies.