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Shikhar Dhawan shares Dr. Rahat Indori Shayari amid injury rehab

India will need their Man of ICC tournaments going forward in the World Cup.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Shikhar Dhawan announced his arrival at the World Cup with a scintillating century against Australia at the Kennington Oval on Sunday. But even before he was comfortable at the crease, the southpaw was hit on his thumb by a Pat Cummins bouncer. He played with the pain and slammed 117 runs for his team. Dhawan didn’t even take the field in the second innings only to be later ruled out of the action for the next few days.

The left-hander has been kept under observation by the team management and India is hopeful that recovers when the tournament is going on. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has been called up as cover even as the reports suggest that it will take around three weeks’ time for Dhawan to recover completely.

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No wonder Shikhar Dhawan will be gutted with an untimely injury. The hairline fracture will lead to him missing at least the games against New Zealand and Pakistan for now. In his absence, Vijay Shankar or Dinesh Karthik are likely to come into the team with KL Rahul moving up to open the innings.

Dhawan’s inspiring Shayari

Shikhar Dhawan, amidst the difficult times, has shared an inspiring Shayari of Dr Rahat Indori on his official Twitter handle. “Kabhi mehek ki tarah hum gulon se udte hain… Kabhi dhuyein ki tarah hum parbaton se udte hain… Ye kainchiyaan humein udne se khaak rokengi… Ke hum paron se nahin hoslon se udte hain… #DrRahatIndori Ji,” he wrote in the tweet.

Although India have the perfect replacement for him and the dynamics of the team don’t change much, Shikhar Dhawan’s loss is huge as he is an impact player. Moreover, the southpaw tends to get on a roll after scoring runs in one match. After the Australia clash, he was feeling in a good space and could’ve played a crucial role for the team in the upcoming games.

Nevertheless, with the rehab going on now, Dhawan will be hoping now to recover as soon as possible and get back in the team for the match against Afghanistan. India will have around five-day break after their marquee clash against Pakistan and that should work in favour of the opener.

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