An injury can't dampen Shikhar Dhawan's spirits as the Team India opener played his physical trouble with fierce eyes like he does the mighty pacers and shrewd tweakers. The swashbuckling batsman broke his silence after being ruled out of the World Cup for three weeks due to a thumb injury by sharing a ‘shayari’ from Dr Rahat Indori to assert that the ‘scissors can’t stop' him from 'flying' when he flies not with wings but with hopes.
Sharing photographs from the moment in the match against Australia on Sunday when Dhawan is being treated by the physio after a Nathan Coulter-Nile delivery hurt his thumb, the opener tweeted, “Kabhi mehek ki tarah hum gulon se udte hain... Kabhi dhuyein ki tarah hum parbaton se udte hain... Ye kainchiyaan humein udne se khaak rokengi... Ke hum paron se nahin hoslon se udte hain... #DrRahatIndori Ji.” (Loosely translated: Sometimes we fly as fragrances from flowers, sometimes we fly as smoke over the mountains, how can these scissors stop us, when we fly with hopes, not wings)
Dhawan sustained an injury when a rising delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile had struck him on his thumb in India’s second World Cup match against Australia on Sunday.
The southpaw was seen grappling with intense pain and had not fielded when his team came out to defend the target of 353. The opener was the Man of the Match for his blistering 117.
It was informed on Tuesday that Dhawan has been ruled out for three weeks. Later in the day, the BCCI announced that the southpaw will continue to be a part of the team and his recovery progress will be monitored.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has left for England after Shikhar Dhawan’s thumb injury ruled him out for three weeks from the ongoing World Cup. The 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, however, is not a replacement for his Delhi Capitals teammate and will be going only as a cover or standby.