One of the best openers of Indian cricket team Shikhar Dhawan, Akka, Gabbar, got injured during his massive century in the second match of ICC World Cup. The ball was delivered by Nathan Coulter which hit Dhawan’s left thumb leaving it fractured. As a result, Gabbar will not be playing the upcoming matches: India Vs New Zealand and India Vs Pakistan, which are scheduled for 13th June & 16th June respectively. We won’t be able to watch Shikhar Dhawan’s enthusiastic opening in the forthcoming matches with Afghanistan, West Indies and England as well.
Despite being injured, Gabbar continued playing the game and scored 117 runs in just 109 balls. Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the complete 50 overs as Shikhar Dhawan(Gabbar) was in pavilion due to the injury which occurred while batting against Australia.
Now Team India has to face a really tough decision as Shikhar Dhawan is an incredible player. If we consider the past records of Gabbar in ICC Tournaments and ICC World Cup-2015, he has scored 6 ‘hundreds’ in ICC tournaments and ‘2 hundreds’ in ICC World Cup-2015.
The duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan give a marvelous start to the Indian batting innings, leaving the opponents with a huge score to chase. Shikhar Dhawan has won ‘man-of-the-match title’ several times, for his massive innings. But, his injury is a tremendous tragedy to Indian Team which already is a strong contender to win the ICC World Cup-2019.
For the next match against New Zealand, Virat has to find Gabbar’s replacement from the reserved squad available in this World Cup tour. Our guess is either on of Shreyas Iyer or Rishabh Pant will be assuming his place in the team for the next few matches. We are placing bets on Shreyas Iyer, but only time will tell who Team India decides to place their bets on!