The race to recovery is on, as swashbuckling batsman Shikhar Dhawan has hit the gym. The 33-year-old opener is currently injured with a hairline fracture, which he received during India's win over Australia in the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2019.
In a short video posted on his Twitter account, the Delhi Capitals player can be seen doing exercises.
The tweet was captioned as, "You can make these situations your nightmare or use it an opportunity to bounce back. Thank you for all the recovery messages from everyone."
You can make these situations your nightmare or use it an opportunity to bounce back. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 14, 2019
Thank you for all the recovery messages from everyone. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/mo86BMQdDA
It was earlier revealed that the left-handed batsman would undergo precautionary scans to determine the extent of injury on his swollen left thumb.
Dhawan received the injury during India's win over Australia in the competition. He played through the pain after being hit on the thumb by a rising delivery from pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile.
After the scans, physio Patrick Farhart took the call to not use Dhawan for three weeks. The Delhi Capitals player could be back before the Bangladesh fixture. After more examination, the injury turned out to be a hairline fracture.
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been called up to provide cover for Dhawan. For now, Pant is only part of India's training sessions. An assessment of Dhawan's injury will be done in the coming week, only after that, it will be decided if Pant will be a part of the dressing room or not.