Shikhar Dhawan picks up bat for first time after World Cup injury

Shikhar Dhawan picked up bat for the first time since returning from the World Cup after sustaining a thumb injury last month.

Shikhar Dhawan’s World Cup campaign was cut short after he fractured his thumb.   -  Reuters Photo

India opener Shikhar Dhawan picked up bat for the first time since returning from the World Cup after sustaining a thumb injury last month but is still some time away from attaining full fitness.

Dhawan picked up his bat after he was nominated by former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh for the 'Bottle Cap Challenge.'

Besides Dhawan, Yuvraj also nominated Brian Lara, Chris Gayle and Sachin Tendulkar for the challenge.

 

‘Bottle Cap Challenge’ is a dare trending on social media platforms where one has to open the cap of a bottle without using hands. Many celebrities, including cricketers have taken part in it.

Dhawan’s World Cup campaign was cut short after he fractured his thumb — hit by a Pat Cummins bouncer during India’s league match against Australia last month.