Rishabh Pant, who was given an SOS call to fly to England after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out for at least 2 weeks with a fractured thumb, has joined team India ahead of the crucial World Cup game against Pakistan on June 16 at Manchester, reports hindustantimes.com.
Pant has been flown in as a cover for Dhawan, who is certain to miss the Pakistan game. The Delhi wicket-keeper batsman, who was ignored for India’s original 15-member World Cup squad, has not been named as an official replacement. The Indian team management instead, opted to wait for Dhawan to regain his full fitness later this month.Team India started their training in Manchester under overcast conditions on the eve of the Pakistan match and Pant too joined Virat Kohli and Co. to keep himself ready. BCCI took to twitter break the news.