Shikhar Dhawan with his family    Getty Images
Shikhar Dhawan with his family Getty Images

Shikhar Dhawan hit out at Emirates Airline for not allowing his family to board a flight to South Africa. Dhawan, who is heading to the rainbow nation for an all-format series, was boarding a flight from UAE with his family. However, his wife and children could not board the flight as they did not have “birth certificates and other documents” at the time of departure.

Dhawan, in his tweet, wrote, “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. 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.”

Dhawan is likely to be rested for the first Test, starting January 5. He was seen limping with his left ankle before team’s departure. KL Rahul will partner Murali Vijay in the opening slot if Dhawan does not recover in time.