On the latest update, India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he is not in a position to recover any time soon. He suffered an injury after being hit by Pat Cummins delivery during his 109-ball 117 knock against Australia. Dhawan will be replaced by Wicketkeeper Batsman Rishab Pant for the ongoing tournament. However, the left-hander posted a video in social media which is very emotional.
Official confirms the news
Earlier BCCI had officially announced that Shikhar Dhawan will not be a part of the Indian cricket team because of a fractured left thumb. He was not in any position to recover any time soon. The departure of one of the best batsman of the team is really disheartening, for the team as well as Indian fans. Dhawan will be replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India’s 15-member squad after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sent an official request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a replacement.
“Shikhar Dhawan has fractured the base of the metacarpal on his left hand, hence he won’t be able to continue,” team manager Sunil Subramanian told reporters in Southampton.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 19, 2019
Following several specialist opinions, he will remain in a cast until the middle of July and therefore will not be available for the remainder of #CWC19
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 19, 2019
Dhawan’s Emotional Message to Fans
India opener Shikhar Dhawan posted an emotional video just hours after he was ruled out of the World Cup 2019 with a thumb injury. In this video, Dhawan told about the extent of his injury and urged fans to keep supporting their team as they look to reclaim the trophy and bring it back home for the third time.
“I feel emotional to announce that I will no longer be a part of #CWC19. Unfortunately, the thumb won’t recover on time. But the show must go on.. I’m grateful for all the love & support from my teammates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind!” Dhawan wrote on the post.
“Unfortunately my thumb won’t be recovering on time, I really wanted to play the World Cup and represent my country. Now it’s time for me to go back, recover well and be ready for the next action.
“I’m sure the boys are doing a great job at the moment and they are going to win the World Cup. Keep praying for us and keep supporting us, your support and prayers are very important and very dear to us. Thank you again for all your support and love,” Dhawan said in the video.
I feel emotional to announce that I will no longer be a part of #CWC19. Unfortunately, the thumb won’t recover on time. But the show must go on.. I'm grateful for all the love & support from my team mates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind!🙏 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/zx8Ihm3051
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 19, 2019
See how people reacted
Stay healthy saab ji. Only your presence was enough to keep the dressing room atmosphere positive as your teammates say.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 19, 2019
You are a fighter and match winner. Team India will miss you. Hard luck.
— Godisgreat (@NamoRules) June 19, 2019
Oh God… Hard luck @SDhawan25 . You will be missed by all your fans. I'm one of them.
All the best for your recovery. And all your fans will wait for you to join the team once again.
— Amish Tripathi (@authoramish) June 19, 2019
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) June 19, 2019
— Sai Mohan NTR (కొమరంభీమ్ #RRR) (@sai_Mohan_9999) June 19, 2019
I miss you dhawan(gabbar) pic.twitter.com/yeUtPriAdh
— Neelesh Yadav (@Neelesh12905039) June 19, 2019
It's alright champ! You've done your part, the injury was unfortunate but you're still very much a part of the squad. Stay strong and come back stronger!
— Piyush (@piyushizhere14) June 19, 2019