Indian Captain Virat Kohli doesn’t want to replace the injured opener Shikhar Dhawan and rather hopes for a speedy recovery to use his services in the later stages of the ongoing 2019 World Cup in England.
Dhawan who is benched after fracturing his left thumb to a springing Pat Cummins delivery during the India-Australia clash on June 9 has his captain’s support. The injured Indian opener has been ruled out for a couple of weeks.
Kohli said, he expects Dhawan to heal quickly for latter league games and semi finals. So, the Indian captain has decided for the injured opener to continue the World Cup tour with the Indian team in England.
Kohli spotlighted on Dhawan’s positive mindset and his eagerness to play and the captain feels such mindset will help in healing the opener’s injury faster.
Virat Kohli further added, Dhawan’s injury condition will be assessed after the plaster is removed and both his batting and fielding abilities will be taken into consideration.
Team India is set for a high-voltage clash with arch-rivals Pakistan on June 16 after the match with New Zealand was washed out at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on June 13.