Shikhar Dhawan walks off field after hurting left shoulder in series decider

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Last Updated: Sun, Jan 19th, 2020, 21:30:18hrs
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Shikhar Dhawan walks off field after hurting left shoulder in series decider

Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday gave the fans a massive scare after walking off the field during the series decider against Australia in Bengaluru.

Shikhar attempted to stop a shot by Australian skipper Aaron Finch in the fifth over of the innings, racing to his left from mid off and diving after being fielded in the cover region. However, the 34-year-old suddenly started clutching his left shoulder, which was followed by Jadeja quickly running across before signally the physio to come down.

The 34-year-old had further not taken the field in the second ODI of the three-match series following an injury sustained on his rib cage while batting.

This had been further confirmed by the Board of Control of Cricket In India (BCCI) who had issued a statement on Friday, following Dhawan's 90-ball 96.

"Shikhar Dhawan got hit on the rib-cage on his right side. He will not be taking the field today," the statement read.

It will certainly be a massive loss for Team India if Shikhar is not fit enough to open the innings during the chase, considering the importance of the fixture. The Men in Blue will need a full strength side to beat Australia, who have been extremely competitive in the series so far.

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