On top of their game
Ace cricketers Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan might be known for their way with the bat and ball but off the field they love outdoor sports. In a candid chat with Jigar Shah aboard a yacht during an LVMH event, the twosome reveal their lesser-known side
Out of bounds
Shikhar Dhawan (SD): I’m not a sailor, but I’m an adventure junkie. I have tried most water sports such as water skiing and para sailing. I’m an outdoor person and love bungee jumping and trekking.
Suresh Raina (SR): I love beach sports but I have not sailed a yacht yet.
For the love of it
SD: I love bikes and own a Hayabusa worth Rs 13.5 lakh. I ride it to my net practice.
SR: Since my father was in the army, he had a huge collection of books. That’s how I started reading at an early age.
All in the game
SD: Cricket is a highly competitive game but that’s the beauty of it. The pressure actually motivates you to perform better.
SR: We have to be strong to be able to handle the pressure. Playing for India is the biggest high for me.
SD: I have two daughters and went for my first parent-teacher meeting, back in Australia. It reminded me of my PTA meeting whereteachers would complain to my parents about my misdeeds. I was very mischievous. Thankfully my daughters are good at studies. I like to spend my spare time with my family.
SR: I’m not a star at home. My family members still call me Sonu. I still get pulled up for not eating on time or missing out on some household work.