Indian Cricket Team is all set for the upcoming India vs Australia series. But there is one sad news for all the cricket fans as one player will be missing from the first three ODIs.
A Player who will not be seen is none other than Shikhar Dhawan. Yes, Shikhar Dhawan will not play in the first three One Day Internationals (ODI) which is against Australia. The Opener of the cricket team requested a leave as his wife Ayesha Mukherjee is not well. Aww So Sweet of him!!!
Shikhar Dhawan Dropping Out Of 3 ODIs To Take Care Of Her iLL Wife
On Thursday, the secretary of BCCI Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement, “the opener of the team Shikhar Dhawan has asked for a leave from the first three ODIs of the Paytm Australia tour of India, 2017. As his wife, Ayesha is not feeling well.” Shikhar Dhawan is a family man and this is not the first time he has asked for leave to be with his family.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided not to announce the name of a replacement for Shikhar. Earlier this month in Colombo Shikhar Dhawan didn’t play in the fifth ODI and only Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka.
At the time of Sri Lanka Series, Shikhar took leave to be with his ailing mother. On 2nd September, BCCI issued a statement that he is leaving the series in middle to be with his sick mom. Now, he will not play the ODIs to be with his ill wife Ayesha.
The first three ODIs against Australia will be held on September 17 (Chennai), 21 (Kolkata) and 24 (Indore). The players of the Indian team for the first three ODIs vs Australia: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.
After getting the news of Shikhar leaving ODIs to be with his wife the Social Media is praising him a lot.
Check Out few of the tweets:
Shikhar Dhawan- The real family man!!
Came India early for ail mother n now ready to miss the big #INDvsAUS for unwell wife. ❤
— Priyanka Digraskar (@Ipriyanka_D) September 14, 2017
ohh first mom now wife
— Virat Kohli (@imstrongkohli) September 14, 2017
Shikhar Dhawan setting the bar high for #HusbandGoals
— Neha Tanwar (@Neha_Tanwar93) September 14, 2017