Indian Opening Batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 for three weeks with an injured thumb. Shikhar Dhawan’s Injury on his left thumb, which got him fractured was pitched against Australia at The Oval on Sunday.
He opened the last match, with one of the best World Cup scores of 117, and after the injury, the team will be left as if all alone because of the Star Sportsmanship from the Shikhar Dhawan.
Dhawan was hit early in the 9th over and caught the fracture, but he struggled to continue and made a match winning 117 for India.
The three weeks out will cost him missing the Indian matches against New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan, Afghanistan and England.
Shikar Dhawan’s Injury and Ruling Out will put Pressure on Rohit!
According to the recent reports, Kannur Lokesh Rahul, will be flying in and replacing Shikhar Dhawan.
Shikhar Dhawan has been a prominent run scorer and Century’s slayer for India in the tournaments, keeping a pace of six centuries, and just 2 in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
As much as the India is hot favorites among the Spectators to win the tournament, Shikhar Dhawan’s injury is a major setback.
The KL Rahul replacement is far away, but in the upcoming match against England, Shreyas Iyer or Rishabh Pant are expected to open the match.
Another player from the squad is also expected to replace in the 4th Batting Line-up. Seeing the immediate changes, Tournament Winner’s Off-Spinner Harbhajan Singh that these top-order changes will put pressure on Rohit Sharma.
In an exclusive briefing while talking to a Local Indian News Channel, Harbhajan Singh told them that this will put a little more responsibility on Rohit Sharma to carry the team’s batting and make it strong while on his shoulders.
Sunil Gavaskar, also shared his opinion saying that Rohit has already scored 23 ODI hundreds, would be cake eating ceremony for him, although a bit difficult at start, but when they are done with the initial start, they would be just fine.