Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was all but ruled out of the World Cup today after sustaining a thumb fracture. Quoting BCCI sources, news agency PTI reports that Dhawan has sustained a fracture and it might take a month for him to fully recover. The World Cup, which started 30th of last month, will end on 14th of next month.
Dhawan was the hero of India’s win over Australia on Sunday when he scored a knock of 117 off 109 balls. He played through pain after being hit on his left thumb by a rising delivery from pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile and would be sitting out of India’s next match against New Zealand on Thursday. Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu are in contention to replace Dhawan in case he is completely ruled out of the event.