World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan fractures thumb, out for 3 weeks

Updated: Jun 11, 2019, 14:05 IST | mid-day online desk | Nottingham

Shikhar Dhawan didn't take the field in the match against Australia due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

In-form Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the World Cup 2019 for 3 weeks, following a fracture to his thumb, which he sustained during the India-Australia match on June 9, 2019.

Earlier on, India opener Shikhar Dhawan was said to get precautionary scans on Tuesday to determine the extent of injury on his swollen left thumb.

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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 has been learnt from 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.

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The Indian team would be hoping that it is not a fracture and just a bit of swelling that should heal in the next couple of days. As of now, Dhawan has a taping on his thumb.

Shikhar Dhawan fans got on to Twitter as the news broke out and reacted in various ways, have a look:

With inputs from PTI

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