Dhawan struck by a rising bouncer from Pat Cummins and gets injured on his left thumb during his match-winning 117-run knock against Australia at The Oval on June 9. In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul had opened India's innings with the "Hitman" Rohit Sharma against Pakistan. Rahul was impressive in that match scoring 57 and sharing a record 136-run stand for the 1st wicket, it is the highest partnership for 1st wicket in this World Cup so far.
India has had a great start to their World Cup campaign. They have won against South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan while the game against New Zealand was washed out. India faces Afghanistan next on June 22 before they take on West Indies, hosts England, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
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 team mates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind!🙏 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/zx8Ihm3051— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 19, 2019