Shikhar Dhawan publishes emotional message after being ruled out of World Cup | Cricket news



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NEW DÉLHI (Reuters) – India's opening player Shikhar Dhawan has been left out of the rest of the World Cup with a fractured thumb, the Cricket Control Council in India (BCCI) said on Wednesday.

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Dhawan, who scored 117 runs in two games in the mega tournament, took to Twitter to post an emotional video message to his fans.

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"I am thrilled to announce that I will no longer be part of # CWC 19. Unfortunately, the thumb will not recover in time, but the show must continue .. I am grateful for all the love and support of my team partners, lovers of cricket and our whole nation. "Jai Hind!" wrote Dhawan on his Twitter.

The stylish southpaw batter suffered the injury by facing Australian Pat Cummins in India's second round match at the Oval on June 9.

Dhawan continued the batsman and marked a century to win the most important prize of the match, with India defeating the current champions in 36 races.

But the 33-year-old southpaw has not appeared and has not appeared in the World Cup since last century at Surrey's South London headquarters.

Rishabh Pant, a dynamic batter and wicketkeeper, is expected to replace Dhawan in the Indian team before the game against Afghanistan in Southampton on Saturday.

"Shikhar has a fracture at the base of his first metacarpal left hand," said Sunil Subramanian, the team's director, told reporters in Southampton.

"After several expert opinions, he will remain in the cast until mid-July, which excludes him from the World Cup of the ICC 2019," said Subramanian.

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