Last year, he took to Twitter to announce that he was learning to play flute.
In what was a pleasant surprise for his fans in India and across the world, cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has shared a video on his Instagram handle in which he is seen playing flute. In the video, Dhawan is seen playing the flute while standing on the terrace facing the sea. Dhawan’s prowess with the bat is well known but his skills with the musical intrument was on display probably for the first time.
In the 34 Test matches that he has played so far, the batsman has scored 2, 315 runs with an average of 40.61, the highest being 190 runs. So far he has played in 133 ODIs, accumulating 5,518 runs at an average of 44.5 with highest being 143 runs. Dhawan has also played in 53 T20Is, scoring 1,337 runs at an average of 27.29. His highest in this format is 92 runs.
“A fresh start.. Trees, the wind, the ocean & some music = bliss,” Dhawan said in his caption for the video. The southpaw has been learning this craft for almost four years now. The video that he has uploaded goes on to show that the cricketer has learnt playing flute quite well.
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He had to leave the World Cup in the early part of the tournament to an injury. In the just concluded West Indies tour, while India went on to sweep the T20, ODI and Test series, Dhawan could not have good outings in both T20 and ODI series. In T20 matches he contributed only 27 runs with and average of 9 runs. In ODIs, he scored 38 runs in two matches with an average of 19.