Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Shikhar Dhawan’s exit from the World Cup due to a thumb injury has come as a massive heartbreak for the Indian cricket fans and since then social media is flooded by the sympathies for the flamboyant opener. Now India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi joined a host of cricketers to offer his sympathy to injured Indian opener.
PM Modi tweeted, quoting Dhawan's message, to wish Dhawan a speedy recovery and hoped to see him back on the pitch soon and contribute to India’s victories.
The in-form batsman suffered the injury while facing Australia's Pat Cummins in India's second match of the tournament at the Oval on June 9. Despite the injury, Dhawan carried on batting and scored a century to earn the man-of-the-match award as India beat the reigning champions by 36 runs.
In between Dhawan’s injury and him being ruled out of the tournament, Indian fast-bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has pulled up a hamstring during India’s clash with Pakistan on 16 June to send further jitters in the Indian camp.