Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of the World Cup due to thumb fracture
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also know as ‘Gabbar’ of India cricket team on Tuesday was ruled out of the ongoing World Cup competition for three weeks because of a thumb injury.
Shikhar Dhawan was the hero of India’s win over Australia on Sunday
The left-hand batsman, who scored 117 off 109 balls against Australia and helped India to a gigantic total of 352 on the board, went through precautionary scans on Tuesday to decide the amount of damage on his swollen left thumb.
Who will Open now for India?
Just when we thought that we have solved the No. 4 puzzle, here comes another riddle.
After Shikhar Dhawan’s untimely exit from the ongoing World Cup, the major concern for India will be who will be opening with Rohit Sharma?
The names coming around for replacement are – KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant. Even Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw can be considered for the same.
Chances are KL Rahul will move up the order and Rishabh Pant may fill the place in the Playing XI. Also, Virat Kohli could move up and open the innings for India.
With Gabbar’s exit and a challenging game ahead against New Zealand on 13th June, many questions have raised in everyone’s mind.