'I feel emotional,' says Shikhar Dhawan after injury ends his World Cup campaign

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 19, 2019, 08.09 PM(IST)

Shikhar Dhawan's thumb injury Photograph:( AFP )

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Dhawan shared a video to thank his fans for their love and support

Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup 2019 and replaced by young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for the remainder of the tournament. 

The 33-year old opener failed to make enough recovery in a fresh assessment of his thumb fracture.

"Shikhar Dhawan has fractured the base of the metacarpal (bone) of his left hand. His hand will remain in cast till mid-July which rules him out of the ICC 2019 World Cup," team's administrative manager Sunil Subramanium told in a presser. 

Dhawan's ouster is a big blow to the Indian cricket team in their bid to win the ongoing edition of Cricket World Cup, however, KL Rahul shouldered the responsibility with Rohit Sharma during India's previous match against Pakistan. 

After the news broke, get well soon wishes started pouring in for Dhawan and he responded by sharing an emotional video to thank his fans for their love and support. 

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His captain read, "I feel emotional to announce that I will no longer be a part of #CWC19." 

"Unfortunately, the thumb won't recover on time. But the show must go on.. I'm grateful for all the love & support from my teammates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind!," his tweet read further. 

During India vs Australia match on June 9, Dhawan was hit by a rising delivery from pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile but went onto to score 117 runs in India's winning cause.