MS Dhoni thumb injury update: Will Dhoni be available for India’s last league match of 2019 Cricket World Cup versus Sri Lanka at Headingley?
The fact that MS Dhoni is a vital cog in the Indian batting wheel is a given. No matter how much the fans criticise and ridicule him, his shoes are yet too big for someone to fill in all of a sudden.
Recently, a picture of him spitting blood during India’s match against England at Edgbaston did quite some rounds on social media, making his fans worried regarding his availability in the upcoming matches of the World Cup, which has now reached its business end.
He in fact, was hit on his thumb while batting against England in a losing cause, and was seen sucking his thumb while heading back towards the dressing room alongside Kedar Jadhav.
Is MS Dhoni’s injury too serious?
For the concerned fans, there is nothing to worry about , as the sources in privy to the latest development have confirmed the same. As per the sources, his thumb is alright and moreover, for a person who has played more than 300 ODIs, small niggles as such do not bother him at all.
“Hai toh pahadi, woh yodha hai (he hails from the mountains and is a warrior). After more than 300 ODIs, do you think these little things even bother him? He has an amazing capacity to ignore pain. But more importantly, his finger is fine and there is nothing to worry about,” a source was quoted as saying by Zee News.
Sources also revealed that Dhoni, being a wicket-keeper throughout his International career is used to taking such blows on his thumb and the rest of his fingers.
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Team India will face Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds in what would be their last league match before the knock out stages commence from July 9 onwards.