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Shikhar Dhawan's wife and kids not allowed to board flight to SA, opener hits out at Emirates airline

Dhawan, along with his wife Aesha, kids and the entire Indian contingent, was on his way from Mumbai to Cape Town for Team India's 56-day tour to the Rainbow Nation, where they will play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is.

Written by: Subhasish Dutta, New Delhi [ Updated: December 29, 2017 17:24 IST ]
Image Source : PTI A file image of Shikhar Dhawan

India opener Shikhar Dhawan and his family had to face a hard time while travelling to South Africa which led the aggressive southpaw venting out his anger on the airlines. Dhawan, along with his wife Aesha, kids and the entire Indian contingent, was on his way from Mumbai to Cape Town for Team India's 56-day tour to the Rainbow Nation, where they will play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is.

However, according to the Delhi cricketer, his wife and kids were stopped at the Dubai airport and not allowed to board the connecting flight to Cape Town by the Emirates Airlines.

Hitting out the airlines, Dhawan said on Twitter: "Absolutely unprofessional from @emirates. Was on my way 2 SA with my fam & was told that my wife and kids can't board the flight from Dubai to SA. Was asked to produce birth certificates & other documents for 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's participation in the first Test, starting from January 5, is in doubt due to an ankle injury. 

Before Indian team's departure, Dhawan was seen entering the team hotel limping with his left ankle heavily strapped.

He was accompanied by physio Patrick Farhart and has undergone an MRI scan.

Meanwhile, the entire Indian team on Thursday night landed in South Africa and reached their hotel in Cape Town.

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