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Shikhar Dhawan’s family stopped at airport Flying Out Of Dubai

Shikhar Dhawan was extremely upset after his wife Aesha and their kids were not allowed to fly to South Africa from Dubai due to some paperwork issues.

Shikhar Dhawan on Friday slammed Emirates for unprofessional conduct after his wife and kids were stopped at Dubai airport from boarding a connecting flight to Cape Town, a claim denied by the airline.

Dhawan vented his ire on social media after reaching South Africa without his family. His wife and son were stopped at Dubai airport, from where the Indian team took the connecting flight to Cape Town, where the first Test will be played from January 5.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan’s tour of South Africa got off to a less-than-happy start when his wife Aesha and their children were not allowed to board a flight for South Africa from Dubai. While all the other team members and their families have reportedly reached Cape Town where India will play their first Test from January 5, it seems that Dhawan’s family was not allowed to board the flight by the airline since they could not produce birth certificates for the children. Needless to say, the cricketer was less than impressed and said as much in one long tweet that appeared in two parts.



India began a long 56-day tour of South Africa with the team landing in Cape Town on Thursday.

Skipper Virat Kohli is being accompanied by his wife Anushka Sharma after the two got married in Italy on December 11 and then held two grand receptions on December 21 and 26 respectively.

India will play three Tests at Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg followed by six One-day Internationals and three T20 Internationals in a series that is being called a litmus test for both for Kohli as captain and the team in general.

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