Shikhar Dhawan slams Emirates airlines for unprofessional conduct; lands in SA sans wife and kids

Shikhar Dhawan may not play in the first Test against South Africa.

Shikhar Dhawan with his family in Australia

Shikhar Dhawan’s South Africa sojourn started on a bad note as a mess up on part of the Emirates Airlines caused him to arrive in Cape Town without his wife Ayesha and kids.

Shikhar Dhawan’s wife and kids were stopped in Dubai on account of not having their identification documents with them. Dhawan shared the whole ordeal on Twitter and called Emirates Airlines unprofessional.

He tweeted, “ 1/2.Absolutely unprofessional from @emirates. Was on my way 2 SA with my fam & was told tht my wife and kids can't board the flight from Dubai to SA. Was asked to produce birth certificates & other documents fr my kids at the airport which we obviously didn't have at that moment.

He continued, “ 2/2.They are now at Dubai airport waiting for the documents to arrive. Why didn't @emirates notify about such a situation when we were boarding the plane from Mumbai? One of the emirates' employee was being rude for no reason at all.

While Dhawan waits for his family to arrive in South Africa, the rest of his teammates and their spouses arrived in Cape Town for the 56 days tour where Team India will play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is.

Shikhar Dhawan is already in doubt for the first Test in Cape Town, which starts on January 5, thanks to an ankle injury to his left leg. He was seen limping with a pressure bandage securing his ankle before departure to South Africa. He was accompanied by physio Patrick Farhart and has undergone for an MRI scan.

"Shikhar Dhawan's ankle is being assessed. The physio is yet to give any report to the national selectors. As of now, he is travelling with the team. However, it can't be ascertained whether he will be available for the first Test match or not," a senior BCCI official said on the condition of anonymity.


By Jatin Sharma - 29 Dec, 2017

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