Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of remainder of Sri Lanka series with hairline fracture
Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remainder of the 3-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka with a hairline fracture in his right hand. The diagnosis is that the fracture will take four to six weeks to heal.
The in-form opener picked up the knock during the first Test at Galle, and carried the blow throughout the match without realizing the impact of it. He came out to bat in the 2nd innings carrying the pain, and still stuck around overnight, and scored 28.
Sad to leave my teammates in the middle of the series, but still did my best even with a broken hand. Will bounce back stronger! Rab Rakha— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 17, 2015
#NewsAlert: He (Shikhar Dhawan) came out when his hand was really bad in second innings, again batted and got 30: Ravi Shastri.— Deccan Chronicle (@DeccanChronicle) August 17, 2015
Dhawan will play no more part in the Sri Lanka series. He top scored for India in the first innings in the 1st Test with a valiant 134. He looked the most confident of India’s batsmen, and this will come as a serious blow to the Indian team as they hope to make a comeback in the series.
It is hoped that Murali Vijay makes a comeback from his injury in the second Test which is to begin at Colombo on 20 August.
Murali Vijay's hamstring injury is being monitored by Team physio Patrick Farhart and a final call on his inclusion in playing XI will be taken a day before the second Test.
NEWS ALERT: Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of the remainder of Sri Lanka tour with a hand injury. #SLvsIND— BCCI (@BCCI) August 17, 2015
Two successive hundreds and Shikhar Dhawan has to miss out with a fracture! KL Rahul missed Bangladesh, now gets another chance! Evens out!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 17, 2015