Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of WC due to fracture; gets replaced by Rishabh Pant

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Shikhar Dhawan out of World Cup due to thumb injury. File Photo: PTI

Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday (June 19) was ruled out of the ongoing World Cup due to a thumb fracture and was replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. The Indian batsman is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining four games of the tournament.

It is being said that he will take more than two weeks to recover. Earlier, assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said, “We will take at least 10-12 days to take a call on Shikhar’s condition. We don’t want to rule out a precious player like him.”

Dhawan,33, was injured during the 109-ball of his 117 runs knock against Australia. He suffered a thumb fracture from the Pat Cummins delivery.

Pant has already joined the team in England as a replacement for Dhawan. However, the BCCI is yet to give an official statement in this regard.