Watch Shikhar Dhawan playing the flute!

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is known for his amazing performance on the field. But even with  a hectic cricket schedule, he has managed to impress everybody with a little secret.  Yes, for a while now the ace athlete has been learning and practicing playing something that is not connected to  his game: the flute. And let us tell you, he's pretty good at it too!

Shikhar took to Instagram and shared a video of him playing against  the amazing backdrop of  stormy weather and it is a treat for your eyes and your ears as well. 

In the video, you see him standing tall and playing a simple wooden flute. The batsman has  been taking some time off from the team and has obviously used it to good effect.  And now he can show off his off-the-field talent.  He captioned the post: “A fresh start... Trees, the wind, the ocean & some music = bliss,” Check it out right here. 

Shikhar has talked about his musical endeavours  in the past,  but without fanfare and to a select few,  so most people would not have had a clue.  We hear that Dhawan started taking lessons  three years ago. 

He posted a video of himself learning to play the flute and said: "Hi, guys. Wanted to share something that’s very dear to my heart n is a different side to me. For the last 3 yrs, I’ve been learning the flute (my fav instrument). I’ve had the privilege of taking lessons with my Guru Venugopal Ji. I still have a long way to go but I’m glad I’ve started (sic),” Check out the tweet right here.

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