Video: Shikhar Dhawan plays the flute with his Guru
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After a tiring Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Indian cricket team opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan, took some time off the cricket field.
During this time, he spent time at home and mastered the art of playing the flute. In a video posted on Instagram, the swashbuckling batsman revealed that he has been learning the instrument for three years now and posted a small clip of him playing the flute along with his Guru, Venugopal Ji.
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Shikhar Dhawan was a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad which reached the finals of this year's IPL. He played a huge role in Sunrisers' success as he contributed with the bat on numerous occasions at the top of the order.
Unfortunately, his side lost to Chennai Super Kings in the final of the tournament. He played 16 matches this year and fell short of the 500 run mark by just 3 runs, with four half-centuries to his name as well.
With this ability of his, Dhawan joins a long list of cricketers who are musically inclined. To name a few, Brett Lee and Dwayne Bravo have wowed us all with their singing ability.
In addition to those two, AB de Villiers, too, has been behind the mike as well, having released a pop album ‘Maak Jou Drome Waar’ with singer-songwriter South African Ampie du Preez in 2010, called Maak Jou Drome Waar.
It will be interesting to see if Dhawan has any plans to make an album of his own in the future, however, for now, he will begin to prepare for India's one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru which begins on June 14.
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