‘The pitch will miss you’: PM Narendra Modi wishes Shikhar Dhawan a speedy recoveryhttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/the-pitch-will-miss-you-pm-narendra-modi-wishes-shikhar-dhawan-a-speedy-recovery-5791262/

‘The pitch will miss you’: PM Narendra Modi wishes Shikhar Dhawan a speedy recovery

Shikhar Dhawan got injured during India’s clash against Australia. The fiery opener played through the pain and scored a match-winning century for India.

Shikhar Dhawan posted a video message and said-show must go on.
Shikhar Dhawan posted a video message and said-show must go on.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Shikhar Dhawan a speedy recovery after the India opener was ruled out of the ongoing ICC World Cup due to a fractured thumb.

Responding to Dhawan’s emotional message on Twitter, PM Modi wrote,” Dear @SDhawan25, no doubt the pitch will miss you but I hope you recover at the earliest so that you can once again be back on the field and contribute to more wins for the nation.”

Dhawan was injured during India’s clash against Australia. The fiery opener played through pain and scored a match-winning hundred for his side.

Earlier in the day, former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar had also tweeted saying, “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.”

Dhawan will be replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India’s 15-member squad after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sent an official request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a replacement.