New Delhi: PM Modi has expressed grief when Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan is out of the World Cup. At the same time, Prime Minister Modi has given the best wishes to Dhawan. “There is no doubt that the pitch will miss you but I hope you get well soon so that you can come back to the ground once more and win more matches for the nation.” PM Modi tweeted.
Explain that Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a century in the World Cup match against Australia, was injured in the next over. After which he had to get out of the entire World Cup. After being out of the tournament, he released an emotional video. “I am getting emotional while saying that I am no longer part of ICC World Cup 2019 He said,. Unfortunately my thumb injury will not be able to cure at the right time. But the show should keep moving. I am thankful to my teammates, cricket fans and love and support from our whole country. Jai Hind.”
Shikhar Dhawan was caught during a stormy innings of 109 against his 117 balls against Australia. A rising ball of Pat Cummins was on the thumb of the peak. Later scan was confirmed by Dhawan’s thumb in the hairline fracture. Due to this injury, Dhawan was not part of Team India in matches against New Zealand and Pakistan.
Rishabh Pant gets opportunity to replace Dhawan
Rishabh Pant has been included in the team instead of Shikhar Dhawan. He has played only five ODIs so far. In five matches, Rishabh Pant has scored 93 runs. However, in the Under-19 World Cup in 2016, his performance was spectacular and that was when he came in the eyes of the cricket world. Talking about Pant’s Test career so far, he has played nine matches in which he has scored 696 runs. His name includes two centuries and two half-centuries in the Test. His highest score is 159. Pant has also played 15 T-20 matches for the Indian team. He has scored 233 runs in T20, including one half-century. Rishabh Pant’s performance has been fantastic in the IPL. In 54 matches, he scored 1736 runs. During this time, he has also scored 1 century and 11 half-centuries. Their batting averages are 36.17 and the strike rate is 162.7.
This information was received by the RSS that Dhawan had shown to the experts on Wednesday morning and after this, Pant was requested to join the team. The BCCI tweeted about Dhawan’s injury, “Dhawan has a fracture in the left hand. He got hurt in the match against Australia on June 5, 2019. ”
Instead of Dhawan, KL Rahul took the responsibility of opening batting. Dhawan scored a century in the match against Australia on June 5. When Dhawan was hurt, a few days after the young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant had reached England, he had joined the team even before the game against Pakistan in Manchester.
Indian team’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, including captain Virat Kohli, expressed the hope that Dhawan will be fine before the semifinal. He said that he did not want Dhawan to go out of the team. But, the injury forced Dhawan out.