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India vs Australia | Dhawan 'Doing Fine' After Being Hit on Rib While Batting in Second ODI

Incidentally, it was a delivery from Cummins that had fractured Dhawan's finger and ruled him out of the World Cup last year.

PTI |January 18, 2020, 11:14 AM IST
India vs Australia | Dhawan 'Doing Fine' After Being Hit on Rib While Batting in Second ODI

Senior India opener Shikhar Dhawan was hit on the rib cage by a Pat Cummins bouncer while batting in the second ODI against Australia, on Friday.

While Dhawan didn't take the field for the entire duration of the Australian innings, the Indian team management is confident that he will be available for the final ODI in Bengaluru.

It couldn't be ascertained whether Dhawan has had a precautionary scan to detect the extent of injury.

Incidentally, it was a Cummins bouncer in the first game that had left Rishabh Pant concussed and out of the second match after being rushed to hospital for a precautionary CT scan.

"Shikhar Dhawan got hit on the rib-cage on his right side. He will not be taking the field today. Yuzvendra Chahal is in as his substitute," BCCI stated during the interval.

However the word from team management after the match was that Dhawan is "doing fine" and there are no problems as such.

Dhawan was hit in the 10th over of the Indian innings. While he was in considerable pain and needed medical attention, he decided to carry on batting, scoring a fluent 96 in India's total of 340 for six.

Ironically, it was against Australia in the World Cup that Dhawan had sustained a fractured thumb after being hit by a rising delivery from Cummins.

 

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