Team India suffered a major setback as opener Shikhar Dhawan, century scorer against Australia in the World Cup 2019, was ruled out for at least three weeks with thumb fracture, reports sports.ndtv.com.
Dhawan was the hero of India’s win over Australia on Sunday with a knock of 117 off 109 balls. He played through pain after being hit on his left thumb.Dhawan didn’t take the field due to the injury during the clash against Australia and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs. He underwent scans here in which the fracture came to light.
Dhawan is being assessed by Patrick Farhart and specialists are being consulted right now to get a clear idea on his availability.
Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu were designated as Team India reserves for the World Cup 2019. Dhawan had featured in 130 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for India, scoring over 5,480 runs at an average over 44.