In a major set back to the Indian cricket team in the ongoing World Cup tournament, the left handed opener Sikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the game for three weeks due to a severe injury in his left thumb. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) called Rishabh Pant to join the squad.
Dhawan suffered the injury when a ball of Pat Cumins during Indo-Aus fight on 9th June. For this he could not field the entire match. According to medical reports, his thumb was fractured and he would take rest for the entire month. If everything goes fine, he would be seen in the field on the 2nd July game against Bangladesh.
The 21 year old batsman is expected to make their presence within next 48 hours. He might not get chance in the match against New Zealand on 13th June. But media speculated his presence in the high voltage match against Pakistan on 16th. He could be played as an opener or middle order batsman depending on the decision of the team management at the last time.
It is worth mentioned that the young devastating batsman had not been named in the 15-member World Cup squad. His slot was taken by the Tamil Nadu wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik. But the injury of Dhawan turned into a boom for him.