Shikhar Dhawan hospitalised after injuring his knee in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game
Dhawan injured his knee and had to be taken to hospital for medical attention.
Updated - Nov 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Not much is falling into place for Shikhar Dhawan at the moment. The southpaw, who has forged a formidable opening pair with Rohit Sharma since propelling India to the 2013 Champions Trophy in 2013, has struggled to do well in recent times. He has looked like a pale shadow of his best self ever since returning to action after the World Cup.
In the recently-concluded T20I series against Bangladesh, Dhawan did not look fluent at all and thus invited criticism from all around. The Delhi star, who has already lost his place in the Test side, scored 41, 31 and 19 in those three games. Fortunately, India did not suffer due to Dhawan’s struggles and went on to win the series 201.
Fresh setback for Dhawan:
Not a part of the Indian Test team anymore, Shikhar Dhawan is currently busy playing for his state side Delhi in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali 2019-20 Trophy. The senior Indian batsman has struggled to do well in the domestic circuit too. As if those poor outings were not enough, he suffered an injury setback on Thursday while playing against Maharashtra side.
Dhawan injured his knee and had to be taken to hospital for medical attention. Later, he himself took to Twitter to post a picture of a bandaged left knee and as usual looked in a jovial mood. He, however, did hint that the injury could sideline him for the next few days, writing:
“We Fall, We Break, but then…We Rise. We heal and we overcome, and the only thing you have control over is how you respond to any situation. Here’s to being positive and happy in every situation that life throws at you, Will be back in action in 4-5 days.”
We Fall, We Break, but then…. We Rise. We heal and we overcome, and the only thing you have control over is how you respond to any situation. Here's to being positive and happy in every situation that life throws at you. Will be back in action in 4-5 days 😎 pic.twitter.com/0XDHRXMSeP
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 21, 2019
Dhawan’s lean run, meanwhile, continued against Maharashtra too although Delhi managed to register a comfortable 77-run win. He scored 24 off 22 balls. Asked to bat first, Delhi made 167 for five. The national capital-based outfit then came up with a fine bowling show to bundle out Maharashtra for 90 in 17.2 overs. Part-time off-spinner Nitish Rana stole the show with the ball with figures of four for 17.