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Dhawan’s Twitter account got hacked and hacker sends message to Rashid Khan

A few days ago veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s Twitter account was compromised and now it’s Shikhar Dhawan whose account was compromised.

Team India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who is quite active on micro-blogging site Twitter, tweeted on Sunday that his account has been hacked.

Dhawan is presently in the Dubai participating in the 2018 Asia Cup where India play Pakistan in the Super Four stage. Other than the on-field commitments, Dhawan found himself occupied by an off-field activity where he had to secure back his account.

On successfully doing so, he posted a tweet telling everyone about what had happened and Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan was one of those people who had received a message from Shikhar’s compromised account.

“Hi friends, please ignore any messages you may have received from my handle recently. My account was compromised but it has been restored,” Dhawan had tweeted on Sunday afternoon, a few hours before taking on Pakistan in the Super Four clash of the Asia Cup.

Here’s what Dhawan tweeted:

Although it isn’t quite known as to what message the hacker had sent to people, but Rashid Khan was glad that the same was clarified by the Indian cricket team opener. “I received it  bach Gaya,” Rashid tweeted in response to Dhawan’s message.

Here’s what Rashid Khan replied;

Dhawan and Rashid have been two of the most productive players in the Asia Cup. While Dhawan is the highest run-scorer with 213 runs under his belt, Rashid leads the bowlers’ chart with 7 scalps to his name. Both players play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and hence the camaraderie between the two can be understood.

Earlier, veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s Twitter account was also hacked by anonymous hackers on Saturday.

After hacking Gambhir’s account, the hackers sent out messages to a few popular personalities including the likes of former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist, Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh, and former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.

After Gambhir’s account was restored, he also posted a tweet and tagged all of them with a warning that hackers might have got some personal information out of them.


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