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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

First fix your own country: Shikhar Dhawan hits out at Pakistani cricketers for advising India

This is not the first occasion when Dhawan lashed out at Pakistan. In April this year, he hit out at Shahid Afridi for his comments on Kashmir.

cricket Updated: Sep 30, 2019 08:33 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Shikhar Dhawan, Shahid Afridi
Shikhar Dhawan, Shahid Afridi(HT Collage)
         

India opener Shikhar Dhawan hit out at Pakistan cricketers for trying to preach India and for trying to meddle in internal affairs of the country. He was speaking to India TV on their popular show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’, and suggested the arch-rivals to set their house in order first before commenting on others. “If someone says something about our country, of course, we will say stand up. We don’t need outsiders to advice 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.

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This is not the first occasion when Dhawan lashed out at Pakistan. In April this year, he hit out at Shahid Afridi for his comments on Kashmir. Even then, Dhawan had told Afridi that India does not need the advice of outsiders on Kashmir related issues.

 

 

Dhawan was in roaring form in the World Cup, but his campaign was cut short with a finger injury. He struggled on his comeback in the ODI and T20I series against West Indies, but hit his straps in the recently-concluded T20I series against South Africa. The left-hander remains one of the most important members for Virat Kohli as the captain tries to build a formidable side ahead of the T20 World Cup next year.

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He has also backed under-fire Delhi teammate Rishabh Pant, whose performance has come under the scanner lately.

“Rishabh is very talented and I am sure he will have a long career for India. He is trying hard. There are situations when you don’t score, but then you learn from them. It happens with everyone and I’m sure he will learn from it.

First Published: Sep 29, 2019 15:56 IST

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