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India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan returns home to attend to ailing mother

The selection committee has decided not to name any replacement as only two matches are left, the 5th ODI and a one-off T20 match.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, Colombo [Updated:02 Sep 2017, 8:44 PM IST]
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Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after scoring a century during the first ODI.Photo:GETTY IMAGES

In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan will not be a part of India's final ODI and lone T20 international after he left for India to attend his ailing mother, the BCCI stated. Shikhar Dhawan who has been a star performer for India in the Sri Lanka tour will miss the remainder of the matches.

"Mr Dhawan's mother is stable and is recovering well at the moment," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary was quoted as saying in the release. 

The selection committee has decided not to name any replacement as only two matches are left. There are already two backup openers in the side in KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane. 

 

Dhawan, who has been in prime form from the start of the Champions Trophy, was highest run-getter in the Test series and also scored 132 in the opening ODI of the ongoing series.

(With PTI Inputs).