Show must go on: Shikhar Dhawan says in emotional message after being ruled out of World Cup 2019

first_imgIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday posted an emotional video on his social media accounts, just hours after he was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup 2019 with a thumb injury.Dhawan will be replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India’s 15-member squad after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sent an official request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a replacement.In the minute-long video, Dhawan spoke about the extent of his injury and urged fans to keep on supporting the Indian team as they look to reclaim the trophy and bring it back home for the third time.”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!” Dhawan wrote on the post.”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.”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, you support and prayers are very important and very dear to us. Thank you again for all your support and love,” Dhawan said in the video.advertisementI 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/zx8Ihm3051Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 19, 2019The team management had put Shikhar Dhawan under observation but called in Rishabh Pant from India as cover just before India’s match against New Zealand, which was eventually was washed out without a ball being bowled.In the next game on June 16, KL Rahul walked in to open with Rohit Sharma against Pakistan, scored 57 and added a record 136 for the 1st wicket.Official Announcement – @SDhawan25 ruled out of the World Cup. We wish him a speedy recovery #TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/jdmEvt52qSBCCI (@BCCI) June 19, 2019India have 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 next face Afghanistan on Saturday (June 22) before they take on West Indies, hosts England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan out of World Cup 2019, Rishabh Pant named replacementAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Injured Shikhar Dhawan helps teammates out with drinksAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan is going to be in a plaster for couple of weeks: Virat Kohlilast_img read more