During the course of his innings, the 33-year-old looked in considerable pain after being hit by a rising delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile. He had been hit on his left thumb during India's match against defending champions Australia at The Oval on Sunday. He was attended to by team physio Patrick Farhart later in the over.More news: Celebs arrive in style for Sonam Kapoor Ahuja`s birthday celebrations
Dhawan however continued to play with the injury and scored 117 off 109 balls in a winning cause. His innings was pivotal in India reaching a 350-plus total.
Dhawan didn't take the field during Australia's run chase, and was seen nursing his thumb with an ice-pack.More news: Sabres re-sign Jeff Skinner to eight-year, $72 million contract
However, Dhawan didn't take the field due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs.
KL Rahul, who was originally selected as the backup opener, but has come in at No.4 in the first two games is likely to return back to the top in such a case with either of Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar to slot in two-down.More news: Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021
Shikhar will be unavailable for India's matches against New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies and England. He also commented on India's recent losses to Australia before the tournament and said that the team believes in performing well on the day that matters, without worrying about what happened in the past.