History boasts of names like Shane Warne, Ian Botham, Imran Khan who scored many brownie points for their deeds on as well off the field. Indians generally have enjoyed the reputation of being obedient sons or committed husbands. However, the ongoing Indian premier League might break that myth.
The IPL 3 requires players to not just play the matches, but the organisers have also lined up commercial parties every night and they expect a few (if not all) players to attend. A couple days back, a newspaper carried a picture of Australian and Delhi Daredevils cricketer Moises Enriques pecking on the cheeks of a pretty damsel.
If you thought it"s only the foreign players who are making merry at these parties, think again. Our Indian boys too aren"t to be left behind. The one rather unexpected name that"s cropped is that of Mumbai Indians player and Delhi boy Shikhar Dhawan, who got a bit too excited while dancing with a foreign babe at a private party held at a club in Delhi"s Samrat hotel. That day Mumbai Indians took on Delhi Daredevils at the latter"s home turf in Ferozeshah Kotla.
An eyewitness, who is closely associated with the IPL, recalls, “IPL parties are lavish and attended by whole of cricketers (Indians and foreign players). Usually, one associates the foreigners to get overtly friendly with the pretty women at these parties. However, I was surprised to see our own Shikhar Dhawan getting way too cozy with a firang, who I assume must be one of these travelling cheer leader girls. He was completely oblivious to the presence of other individuals and simply enjoyed his time with this chic. After a while it became embarrassing to watch him. Well, it will be unfair to single him out as I"ve learnt this is a common thing in cricket."
It may be recalled that Dhawan wasn"t part of Mumbai Indians" first few games. When he got his opportunity, he struck a quick fire 50 that enabled his team to beat Chennai. In the final analysis, guess Mr.Dhawan"s late night activities have only benefited the side. As long as Mumbai wins, we won"t complain.