Indian team suffered a huge blow as Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the World Cup due to his thumb injury. Following this news, Shikhar addressed to his fans via an emotional video message on his social media accounts.
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 a video, the aggressive opener, informed 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.
The 33-year-old suffered the injury after being struck by a Pat Cummins bouncer. However, he carried on batting and scored a century to earn the man-of-the-match award as India beat the reigning champions by 36 runs.