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Shikhar Dhawan's Emotional Farewell Video

Thursday, June 20, 2019 • Common Sport News Comments

Following his fractured thumb, Shikar Dhawan has been ruled out of the World Cup matches. Rishabh Pant had been called from India as a replacement. While the youngster hasn’t gotten a chance to play yet, his place in the 15 member squad has been confirmed. Now in a minute long video, the opening batsman has spoken about his injury and having to leave the tournament. He said: “Unfortunately my thumb won't be recovering on time, I really wanted to play the World Cup and represent my country. Now it's time for me to go back, recover well and be ready for the next action. I'm sure the boys are doing a great job at the moment and they are going to win the World Cup. Keep praying for us and keep supporting us, your support and prayers are very very important and very dear to us. Thank you all again for all your support and love. Love you all. Take care.”

In a tweet with the video, he had said: “I feel emotional to announce that I will no longer be a part of #CWC19. Unfortunately, the thumb won’t recover on time. But the show must go on.. I'm grateful for all the love & support from my team mates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind!?? ????.” India will be facing off against Afghanistan next on Saturday. We will definitely miss seeing Dhawan on the field. 

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