New Delhi: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the remaining tour of Sri Lanka on Monday due to a hairline fracture in his right hand.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also confirmed the news via their official Twitter account.
NEWS ALERT: Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of the remainder of Sri Lanka tour with a hand injury. #SLvsIND
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 17, 2015
Dhawan sustained the injury during the first Test in Galle.
It's a big blow for Team India as one of their in-form openers, Murali Vijay is already struggling with an injury, which forced the right-hander to warm the bench in the opening Test.
Dhawan was the highest run-scorer for India in the first Test as the southpaw scored a magnificent ton in the first innings and followed it with 28 runs in the second innings. India, however lost the match by 63 runs.
At a time when Indian batting line-up is struggling to show consistency, Dhawan's injury has certainly come as a major setback for skipper Virat Kohli.