The 33 year old, Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remainder of the ICC World Cup 2019 due to his fractured thumb. The player sustained the injury during their second World Cup match against Australia last week.
Despite of his injury, the fabulous batsman marked a century in that game paving the way to a spectacular victory for his team.
Dhawan remained with the team as per the management’s decision while being under continuous observation of the medical team. However, it has been confirmed that his injury would be needing more time to recover, hence the decision of him being ruled out of remainder of the on-going mega tournament followed. Dhawan has been declared unfit to take further part in the World Cup.
India’s team manager, Sunil Subramanian stated that “Specialist opinion suggest that he’ll be in a cast till mid of July due to which he is ruled out of the World Cup. Dhawan’s fracture is at the base of the first metacarpal of his left hand. It has been requested that Rishabh Pant be called in as his replacement.”
Dhawan had missed the India-Pakistan’s match on 16 June where KL Rahul had opened for the team along side with Rohit Sharma. India came out victorious with flying colours as they defeated their opponent by 89 runs.