In what came as a huge blow to the Indian cricket team, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a thumb injury. The star cricketer has been reportedly ruled out for three weeks but will remain in England and join the side immediately after recovery. Rishabh Pant is among the cricketers poised to replace him in the Indian squad for CWC 2019. Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out of Team India For ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 After Suffering From Thumb Injury During IND vs AUS Match.
Dhawan’s Fans, who praised the 33-year-old after his majestic knock against Australia, could not hide their disappointment on hearing the injury of their favourite cricketer, which probably may rule him completely out of CWC 2019. Many fans took to their social media to express their sadness over his injury. While others took it as an opportunity to ask BCCI to call-up Rishabh Pant or Shreyas Iyer to the Indian team.
A Fan Truely Summed Up the Reaction of Indian Fans
Indian fans right now pic.twitter.com/JQgedwYZbR
— 4knr4ts4ind (@4knr4ts4ind) June 11, 2019
Dhawan's Injury Huge Blow For Team India
It's a really huge blow to team India to lose in-form Shikhar Dhawan. #CWC19
— Amol | अमोल (@Imamol97) June 11, 2019
Only Rishabh PantCan Handle It?
— d J 🎧 (@djaywalebabu) June 11, 2019
Team Management Has Requested For Rishabh Pant And Shreyas Iyer
— Rahul Parmar (@ParmarRahuls) June 11, 2019
What Pant, Rayudu and Raina are Feeling Now
— RITESH KUMAR (@webpatrakar) June 11, 2019
Some others also put the possible reactions of Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar, who are already a part of the Indian World Cup squad but have not been able to break into the playing XI. Both Karthik and Shankar are primed to replace Dhawan in the next match against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik And Vijay Shankar
#ShikharDhawan ruled out of the world cup due to a fractured thumb.
Meanwhile Dinesh Karthik & Vijay Shankar : pic.twitter.com/cNKNLhJR83
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) June 11, 2019
Fan Pleaded With Dhawan to Recover Soon
— CA Harshal Jain (@harshaljain72) June 11, 2019
Should Rishabh Pant be Called up?
Shikhar Dhawan Ruled out of the World Cup #TeamIndia
With Thumb Fracture
Please Bring in Pant!#CWC19
— Sagar Gala (@sagargala1234) June 11, 2019
The 33-year-old scored a century against Australia. His innings of 117 runs from 109 deliveries, comprised of 16 boundaries that helped India post 352/5 on board. In reply, Australia were bundled for 316 handing India their second consecutive victory. The 36-run win over Australia also lifted India to third in the points table.