On Wednesday BCCI announced that the Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remaining of the ICC World Cup 2019. The decision was followed by the specialist opinion who suggested that the batsman’s injury would take longer time to recover.
Dhawan had played an incredible innings in his last match against Australia where he scored a fabulous 117 runs. The 33 year old player took to Twitter to post an emotional message for his fans after being ruled out of the mega tournament. He wrote, “I feel emotional to announce that I will no longer be a part of #CWC19. Unfortunately, the thumb won’t recover on time. But the show must go on.. I’m grateful for all the love & support from my team mates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind!”
The cricketer suffered the thumb injury during India’s second match of the World Cup against Australia. Despite his injury, Dhawan continued with his batting in the match and scored a century for his team. He was awarded with the ‘Man of the Match’ title for his performance.