Vastavam web: Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar believes injured India opener Shikhar Dhawan will come back strongly after he was forced out of the ongoing 2019 World Cup in England and Wales with a fractured thumb. Tendulkar also backed Rishabh Pant, Dhawan’s replacement, to do well. Dhawan had suffered the injury after being hit by a Pat Cummins’ delivery during his 109-ball knock of 117 against Australia on June 9. While the X-ray didn’t show any fracture, CT scan revealed otherwise and Dhawan was taken to a specialist for further assessment.
Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar said: “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.” Wishing the young stumper, Tendulkar said: “Rishabh you’ve been playing well & there can’t be a bigger platform to express yourself. Good luck!”