World Cup: Hit on thumb, Dhawan skips fielding against Australia

Dhawan was hit on his left thumb by a delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile and needed medical attention during the World Cup game against Australia.

Dhawan receiving medical attention from the physio after being struck on the hand.   -  REUTERS

India opener Shikhar Dhawan could not field after sustaining a thumb injury while batting during India’s World Cup game against Australia here on Sunday.

Dhawan was hit on his left thumb by a delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile and needed medical attention.

Physiotherapist Patrick Farhart would check on him during breaks as he continued majestically, getting to 117 off 109 balls.

With his finger taped, as a precautionary measure, he didn’t take field during the Australian innings.

It was Ravindra Jadeja who took field instead.

Dhawan’s good run in ICC tournaments continued as his stylish hundred formed the cornerstone of a fantastic batting display that powered India to a commanding 352 for five against.