'Was beaten up, had to go for HIV Test' - Shikhar Dhawan narrates shocking story from his teenage days

Shikhar Dhawan narrated a shocking story from his teenage years. Here's why the India star had to take a HIV test in his teenage days.

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Shikhar Dhawan took a HIV test aged 15

Shikhar Dhawan took a HIV test aged 15 (Source: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan, a seasoned Indian opener, shared his story from when he was a youngster about taking an HIV test. Indian southpaw who enjoys getting tattoos on his body recalled a childhood incident in which he had himself inked, but when his parents found out, they thrashed him.

While talking on Seedhi Baat on aaj tak, he said, "When I was 14-15 years old, I had gone to Manali and got a tattoo done on my back without informing my family members. I had to hide it for quite some time, about 3-4 months, and then when my father got to know, he beat me. I got a bit scared after doing the tattoo because I had no clue about the number of bodies that needle had pierced. So then I went and did an HIV Test, and it's negative to date (laughs)."

Shikhar Dhawan will be in action for Punjab in the Indian T20 League 2023

Shikhar Dhawan, the left-handed opener for the Punjab franchise, is prepared to make his return after a four-month absence in the upcoming season of the Indian T20 League (ITL). He last played competitive cricket against New Zealand in November 2022.

On April 1, Punjab will play their opening game against the twice-champions Kolkata. Beginning on March 31, the 16th season of the Indian T20 League's first game will see the Chennai franchise face the defending Champions Gujarat.

Punjab earned 14 points in the previous Indian T20 League season by finishing sixth with seven wins and the same number of defeats. In the last season, they triumphed twice over Chennai and once each over Bangalore, Mumbai, Gujarat, and Hyderabad. The franchise, owned by businessmen Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Karan Paul, and star Preity Zinta from Bollywood, will use all of its resources to try and bring the glistening trophy to Mohali for the first time.

Full squad of the Punjab franchise, Indian T20 League 2023: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh.

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