London: Shikhar Dhawan, who got injured in his left thumb during his last match against Australia, is skipped for at least three matches in the World Cup Cricket. However, at a time when his fans are worried and unhappy at his absence from the forthcoming matches, the cricketer has quoted it sportingly that the game is not over yet for him.
Quoting a few lines from legendary Urdu poet Rahat Indori, Dhawan makes a twitter post where he states, "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... (Sometimes we are like the fragrance of flowers, sometimes the smoke that comes out of mountains. How can any scissor cut short our flight as we don't fly on wings but courage)."
What one can derive from this sporty post of the cricketer is that there perhaps is a chance for the cricketer to make a comeback to the World Cup battle and this gives a ray of hope to his fans.
The 33-year-old cricketer is scheduled to miss next three games that team India will be playing against New Zealand (Thursday), Pakistan (Sunday) and Afghanistan (June 22). As the match between India and Pakistan is pretty crucial, Dhawan’s absence from the team will be greatly missed by his fellow teammates and the Indian fans.
Notably, Dhawan met a hairline fracture in his left thumb. Although he continues to be with the squad during their practice sessions, he is kept under observation. Dhawan got injured during the match-winning hundred against Australia. Dhawan played a remarkably vital role in leading India towards a big score and give a tough target to the kangaroos.
For the time being, Dhawan will be replaced by the Delhi based wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant.