Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of action for the next 3 weeks after suffering from a thumb fracture during the previous game against Australia. The batsman was enjoying great form with the bat before being ruled out of the tournament.
Dhawan’s match-winning 117 against Australia was his 6th ODI ton at an ICC event which is now the joint second on the list of most hundreds in world events. Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, and Sourav Ganguly hold the record for most hundreds in ICC events i.e., 7 tons.
In his recent interview, Tendulkar urged Dhawan to break his record in this World Cup as it might be his last time featuring in this event.
“It better happen in this World Cup, Shikhar. You better do it in England. If that happens, it means India is doing well. We Indians want all of you to go and do something special so that bowlers can come in and put pressure on the opposition,” he said.
However, now with the current fitness situation of Dhawan, it cannot be said with certainty if he would be able to return to the field in this tournament or not.