Shikhar Dhawan scored 117 against Australia. (Source: BCCI)
Shikhar Dhawan scored 117 against Australia. (Source: BCCI)

India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remaining part of the World Cup 2019 with a thumb injury. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been named as the replacement in the squad.

“Following several specialist opinions, he’ll be in a cast till mid-July and is ruled out of the World Cup. Dhawan’s fracture is at the base of the first metacarpal on his left hand,” Sunil Subramaniam, India’s team manager, said. “We’ve requested for Rishabh Pant as a replacement.”

Later, Dhawan shared a video on his Instagram account thats said, “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!????.”

India will next play Afghanistan on Saturday in Southampton.

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