Shikhar Dhawan's Video After Thumb Injury Is Making Fans Emotional

India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday posted an emotional video on Twitter, hours after the BCCI ruled him out of the ongoing World Cup 2019 due to a thumb injury.
In the minute-long video, Dhawan asked fans to pray for the Indian team. “Unfortunately my thumb won’t be recovering on time, I really wanted to play the World Cup and represent my country. Now it’s time for me to go back, recover well and be ready for the next action.” Dhawan said.
“I’m sure the boys are doing a great job at the moment and they are going to win the World Cup. Keep praying for us and keep supporting us,” he added.
Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and fans described the announcement ‘hearbreaking’ on social media.


The 33-year-old cricketer was injured after being struck by a delivery from Australian pace bowler Pat Cummins, during India-Aus match, but went on to score a century. Dhawan will be replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.