Shikhar Dhawan Tweets Injured Shoaib Malik. Pakistan Fans Thank Him

Updated: 19 January 2018 13:51 IST

Malik was hurt in the 32nd over of the match when he tried stealing a single, with the throw from Colin Munro hitting him right at the back of his head.

Shikhar Dhawan Tweets Injured Shoaib Malik. Pakistan Fans Thank Him
Shikhar Dhawan was dropped for the 2nd Test vs South Africa. © BCCI

India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday posted a message for Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who was hit on the head during his team's fourth ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton. "Janab @realshoaibmalik, hope you're recovering well and will be fit soon to be back on the field! Take care," tweeted Dhawan. Floored by the 32-year-old's gesture, fans of Malik and Pakistan cricket thanked him for the get-well-soon tweet.

Dhawan's tweet drew praise from cricket lovers from across the border.

Malik was hurt in the 32nd over of the match when he tried stealing a single, with the throw from Colin Munro hitting him right at the back of his head. Malik came into bat without wearing a helmet as spinners were bowling and paid the price of not taking proper precautions while going out to bat. The impact of the ball hitting the head was so hard that it ricocheted off for a boundary. 

Malik was given immediate medical attention after being hit on the head and resumed his innings soon after. However, his stay at the crease was curtailed as Mitchell Santner dismissed him in the next over. 

Malik, however, allayed fears of a series injury with an update for his fans and followers on Twitter.

Dhawan, who failed to deliver in the first Test against South Africa, was replaced with KL Rahul for the second Test at Centurion.

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Topics : India Cricket Team Pakistan Cricket Team Shoaib Malik Shikhar Dhawan Cricket
Highlights
  • Dhawan tweeted Malik after the latter's injury
  • Malik was hit on the head during the ODI series vs NZ
  • Pakistan fans applauded Dhawan for his gesture
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