Dhawan undergoes x-ray on injured left thumb

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Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who got hit on his left thumb by a Trent Boult bouncer in the third over of India’s second innings of the second cricket Test on Sunday, was taken to a city hospital for x-ray.

Sources said the x-ray reports suggested a crack, but there was no official confirmation from the team management.

Dhawan got out for 17 adjudged leg before wicket to Boult leaving India tottering at 34/3 in the 11th over. Upon returning to the dressing room, the team doctor advised him for a check-up as the Delhi southpaw was complaining of pain, it was learnt.

“He was at the hospital for five minutes roughly. There is bit of a crack in the thumb. He has been advised a week’s rest at least,” sources close to the development said.

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But the team spokesperson said the reports were yet to be received.

Before the hit on his thumb, Dhawan also picked up a knock on his shoulder, hit by another Boult delivery.



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