Shikar Dhawan, the dashing opener from Delhi, suffered an injury while fielding in the third One day International between India and Australia. The medical team immediately attended him and Dhawan was taken to the hospital for the scans of his left shoulder.
Though BCCI has not released any official update on his participation in the upcoming tour of NZ but it is expected that the left-handed opener might miss the T20I series which is scheduled to start on 24 January.
Shikhar Dhawan was injured in the 5th over of the first innings when he was fielding at the covers. Dhawan tried to stop a drive from Steven Smith and in the process he hurt his shoulder. He was in visible pain and was immediately rushed to hospital. After he returned from hospital he was seen with a sling in the left hand and did not came out to bat as well.
“Shikhar’s scans are here. The medical team is looking at the scans. He will be assessed and his condition will be taken care of and then we will take a call as and when we go,” the BCCI media manager stated in the press conference after the third ODI.
Shikhar Dhawan has been injured most of the time in the recent year and so. He suffered a thumb facture just after hitting a hundred in the World Cup 2019 and later on his return he sustained a knee injury during the Mushtaq Ali trophy that required 27 stitches. He was also hit on Rib in the second ODI and did not came out to field in that match also. Yuzvendra Chahal substituted him on both occasions.
It will be interesting to if he manages to get fit in time or not. If he does not gets fit in time Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw are firm favourites to replace the dashing opener.