Indian ODI opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for 3 weeks after he suffered a fracture on the left thumb.
Dhawan fractured his thumb during the India Vs Australia match on Sunday at The Oval in London. During the match, the 33-year-old was hit by a rising delivery from Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Despite the injury, Dhawan scored a magnificent century which was the spine for India’s masterful 352. But Dhawan did not take to the field due to the injury.
India defeated Australia by 36 runs. Dhawan had smashed a 117 off 109 balls to set up a 36-run win for the Indian cricket team. He was also declared the man of the match in the India Vs Australia match on Sunday.