XtraTime Web Desk: Huge blow for India as their star opener and the centurion of the last game against Australia Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for three weeks due to a thumb fracture. Dhawan the Man of the Match of India’s win over Australia last Sunday, played through pain after being hit on the thumb by a rising delivery from pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile. He looked in considerable pain but despite that carried on to score 117 off 109 balls. The southpaw, however, didn’t come to the field due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs.
After reaching at Nottingham last evening along with other team members Dhawan straight went for MRI scan of his thumb with team physio Patrick Farhat. The report showed that Gabbar has a thumb fracture and he needs at least 3 weeks to become fully match fit.