After being trolled on Instagram, Shikhar Dhawan says we also are ‘hurt’ just like you guys
After being trolled on Instagram, Shikhar Dhawan says we also are ‘hurt’ just like you guys

A couple of days ahead of the fifth and the final Test against England, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan posted a funny picture of the team during, what looks like, a tour of London; but the the post didn’t go down well with the fans and followers of the Delhi batsman.

The post which has, at the time of writing, garnered over 1.5 lakh likes and over 1000 comments, was filled with hateful and derogatory comments directed at Dhawan and the Indian team.

Samples these: @rburra426 These guys needs to be banned from social media on tours..lost a series

@mr.anuragsingh99 this is the reason we miss Sachin Viru Paji Dada and Rahul Dravid because they are player not a joker.

This comes after India surrendered the five-match Test series with a 60-run lost at Southampton and head in to the final Test with a 1-3 deficit. However, Dhawan, in a very uncharacteristic manner replied to his own post with message that similar to how fans are feeling hurt with India’s performance, they team is also hurt, but the important this is ‘Warriors stay positive when things are down too’.

This is what he wrote as a response to his trolls:

“People who have been writing negative stuff. We are also hurt the way you guys are. It is important to learn from our mistakes and move forward. We give our best for the nation everytime we walk on the ground and most important thing is as a team we should be in a good mindset before the next game. We cannot change the past. So we do our hardwork at the ground as always and keep our process strong. After practice it is important to laugh and be happy so we create positivity in the team. That’s what champions do. Easy to be happy when winning. Warriors stay positive when things are down too. Thanks to the fans who are still supporting us.”

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Crazy boys and non-stop fun @hardikpandya93 .. With a priceless @rishabpant expression

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