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ICC World Cup 2019 | Dhawan Tweets Philosophical Poetry to Keep Spirits Up After Injury Blow

Cricketnext Staff |June 12, 2019, 2:22 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Dhawan Tweets Philosophical Poetry to Keep Spirits Up After Injury Blow

Having been ruled out of at least India’s next two matches of the World Cup after picking up a thumb injury, Shikhar Dhawan took a philosophical and poetic view of the unfortunate situation. Dhawan tweeted out a couplet from renowned Urdu poet Rahat Indori along with a couple of pictures of his injury from the game against Australia on Sunday (June 9).

Dhawan, had gone to Leeds to seek expert medical opinion with physio Patrick Farhart on Tuesday (June 10) before joining his teammates to watch Bollywood movie ‘Bharat’ in Nottingham ahead of India’s third match against New Zealand on Thursday (June 13). His Tweet read:

“Kabhi mehek ki tarah hum gulon se udte hain...Kabhi dhuyein ki tarah hum parbaton se udte hain...

Ye kainchiyaan humein udne se khaak rokengi...Ke hum paron se nahin hoslon se udte hain...#DrRahatIndori Ji,” Dhawan tweeted on Wednesday.

The literal translation of the couplet is: “Sometimes, we fly like the sweet scent of a rose…sometimes, we float like the mountain mist…these scissors? Are they going to stop us from flying...It's our determination that gives us flight, not our wings.”

Dhawan appears to portray through the tweet that his spirits remain high although there are large obstacles in his path with the hand injury putting big doubt over his participation in rest of the World Cup. The injury came at the worst possible time for Dhawan after his scored a brilliant century against the defending World Cup champions Australia at the Oval. If Dhawan can’t recover from his injury in a couple of weeks, the BCCI will be forced to name his replacement with Rishabh Pant already flying to England as his cover.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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