World Cup 2019: Feel for you Shikhar Dhawan, says Sachin Tendulkarhttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket-world-cup/sachin-tendulkar-shikhar-dhawan-injury-rishabh-pant-5790607/

World Cup 2019: Feel for you Shikhar Dhawan, says Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar said he expects Shikhar Dhawan to bounce back strongly from the injury setback that has forced him out of the World Cup and backed the opener's replacement Rishabh Pant to do well.

Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the World Cup due to injury. (Source: Reuters)

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar believes that an injured Shikhar Dhawan ‘will come back stronger than ever’ after being ruled out from the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. Tendulkar also backed Dhawan’s replacement, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to perform well in the tournament.

Dhawan was injured during India’s clash against Australia. Battling pain, the fiery opener played scored a match-winning century for his team.

“Feel for you Shikhar. You were playing well & to be injured in the middle of such an important tournament is heartbreaking. I’m sure you’ll come back stronger than ever,” Tendulkar tweeted.

Replacing Dhawan in the team is the 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Pant, who has impressed one and all with aggressive hundreds during maiden Test tours of England and Australia.

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“Rishabh you’ve been playing well & there can’t be a bigger platform to express yourself. Good luck!,” said Tendulkar.

India will play their next match on Saturday against minnows Afghanistan. The two-time champions are undefeated in the ongoing edition with three wins out of four games.