Dashing Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the ongoing World Cup tournament for three weeks due to a thumb fracture. Dhawan who score d 117 off 109 balls against Australia went through regular precautionary scans on Tuesday of injury on his swollen left thumb.
Dhawan during the Australia match looked in several pain after being hit by a fast delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile. Dhawan, then, did not come out on the field at the end of India’s innings and Ravindra Jadeja fielded as substitute for the entire 50 overs.
Due to the unexpected injury, Dhawan is expected to miss out India’s matches against New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England.
In Dhawan’s absence, India are likely to open the innings with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Designated standbys Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu are in race to replace Dhawan.
Wish Shikhar Dhawan a speedy recovery and make a comeback in Indian World Cup Squad.