Indian cricket team suffers a major blow as Shikhar Dhawan gets ruled out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup for 3 weeks due to fractured thumb during the Australia match on Sunday.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan underwent precautionary scans on Tuesday to determine the extent of injury on his swollen left thumb.
Dhawan, hero of India's win over Australia in the World Cup on Sunday, played through pain after being hit on the thumb by a rising delivery from pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile.
He looked in considerable pain but carried on to score 117 off 109 balls.
However, Dhawan didn't take the field due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs.
It was reported that Dhawan will undergo precautionary tests following which physio Patrick Farhart will take a call on his participation in the next game against New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
But now, it is a fracture and Dhawan won't be playing the next three games — against New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Netizens couldn't handle the setback and took to Twitter to express their shock over the news. The fans also wished the cricketer speedy recovery.
One user wrote: "This shows the gloves are not doing their job.. Need a better design. #ShikharDhawan to miss rest of #WorldCup2019 😐", while the other wrote: "@SDhawan25 ruled out for 3 weeks with a thumb fracture. Massive blow for the team 💔#ShikharDhawan"
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(With inputs from PTI)