There is no doubt that a player has to go through a lot of vigorous training and hard work to come so far. And, in the past we have seen some talented players whose career came crashing down due to injuries and poor fitness.
Similarly, in the recent times India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has remained in the news for his injuries. First the thumb, then knee and yet again the leading batsman suffered another injury during the 3rd ODI match against Australia in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Right before a crucial series, the 34-year-old cricketer sustained a shoulder injury while fielding which forced him to sit out of the remaining match. This setback may cause him to miss the upcoming limited over series against New Zealand.
The incident occurred during the fifth over of Australian innings, Dhawan made an attempted to stop Aaron Finch’s shot that led him to injure his shoulder. BCCI informed through a tweet that Dhawan has undergone an X-ray. Although, no further update has been given.
KL Rahul opened the match alongside Rohit Sharma and Indian team won the series but this setback can affect the team on their upcoming assignment. India is scheduled to begin their New Zealand tour on 24 January where they’ll be playing five T20I matches, three ODI’s and two Tests.