World Cup: BCCI releases official statement on Shikhar Dhawan's thumb injury

File photo of Shikhar Dhawan. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 11, 2019, 08.42 PM (IST)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released an official statement on Shikhar Dhawan's suspected left thumb hairline fracture.  

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan sustained an injury on his left thumb during the team's World Cup match against holders Australia on Sunday but still went on to complete his 17th one-day international century. 

Dhawan, however, played no further part in the match after his dismissal, with substitute Ravindra Jadeja taking the field in his place as India comfortably defended their total of 352 for five to complete a 36-run victory.

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Now, BCCI has issued a statement via a tweet giving an update on the same. India's cricket board wrote, "Team India opening batsman Mr Shikhar Dhawan is presently under the observation of the BCCI medical team."

"The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored," the statement further read. 


Team India will take on New Zealand in Nottingham on Thursday before taking on arch-rivals Pakistan in the showpiece match of the 10-team round-robin group stage in Manchester on Sunday.