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Shikhar Dhawan bats for hoisting tricolour in universities

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New Delhi, Feb 19:

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan on Friday batted for the union government’s decision that the tricolour should be hoisted in all central university campuses.

File Pic: IANS
File Pic: IANS

“I feel the tricolour is the pride of the country. You have touched upon a very sensitive topic. I love my country and ‘mai isi desh ka khaata hu’. One should never say anything ill about the country you live in. It (unfurling of the national flag) is not a bad move,” said the opening batsman.

“Only last night when I was watching the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) on television, when they played the national anthem, I subconsciously stood up. You take pride playing for your country. All of us have that responsibility.”

Dhawan was responding to a question at the launch here of a footwear brand Zeven, regarding a conference of central university vice chancellors resolving on Thursday that the tricolour should be hoisted in the campuses.

The question was in connection with the alleged anti-national activities by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students recently.

Asked about the preparations for the upcoming Asia Cup and the all- important World Twenty20, the opening batsman said: “The preparations are good. We are practising hard. We will play quite a few matches in the next few days which will be good. The team is ready for the upcoming tournaments.”(IANS)