Rishabh Pant to join Team India as cover for Shikhar Dhawan

Tanya Simon
June 12, 2019

Delhi's wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been called in as his cover.

In what might come as a shocking new for the Indian Cricket Team and its ardent fans, India's star opening batsman- Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for as many as 3 weeks owing to the thumb injury he had sustained while batting against Australia at the Oval, according to the reports. The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored.

Team India opening batsman Mr Shikhar Dhawan is presently under the observation of the BCCI medical team.

The team management is thinking about taking a chance that will allow him to recover for the last two league games (against Bangladesh on July 2 and Sri Lanka on July 6) before gearing for a semi-final where India are likely to feature. He impressed all with centuries in Test matches during the tours of England and Australia earlier and was in supreme form during the recently-concluded 12th season of the IPL.

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Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said Dhawan is a huge asset for the team and should be given every chance to return if his injury heals in time.

"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".

Kabhi dhuyein ki tarah hum parbaton se udte hain... However, latest report from Cricbuzz suggests Shikhar Dhawan will remain under observation.

The team management and the selectors will decide if a replacement needs to be summoned as they are hoping for his complete recovery for the business end of the tournament.

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