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.
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.