London: Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup for three weeks after being hit on his left thumb during India's match against defending champions Australia at The Oval on Sunday.
Dhawan was the hero of India's victory over Australia on Sunday with a knock of 117 off 109 balls, but he also suffered an injury. On Monday, when the ace batsman went for a scan, the reports revealed fracture.
With Dhawan out, India will have to look for the other opening partner with Rohit Sharma in their next match against New Zealand on Thursday at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
So far, Dhawan had featured in 130 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for India, scoring over 5,480 runs at an average of over 44. He also holds 17 centuries and 27 half-centuries to his name in this format, with a brilliant record at the ICC events.(UNI)