Shikhar Dhawan got a nasty blow. Photo courtesy: Sony Six screengrab
Shikhar Dhawan got a nasty blow. Photo courtesy: Sony Six screengrab

Shikhar Dhawan suffered a bit of a scare after he was hit on the back of the helmet off the bowling of Nuwan Pradeep when he took his eyes off a short ball on Day Two of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at Galle. Dhawan was batting on a well-compiled century but took his eyes off a short delivery from Pradeep and was struck firmly on the back of his head. Given the recent tragedy of Phillip Hughes’ passing, there was an immediate concern for Dhawan’s well-being, but he shrugged off the blow almost instantly. He called for the physio, but after a customary look, Dhawan was cleared of any injury, much to the relief of everyone present.  Live Updates: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Galle, Day 2


 

 


To Dhawan’s credit, he continued to bat well and did not let the blow affect him. He saw Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane get out within two runs of each other after Kohli and Dhawan had added 227 runs for the third wicket. India had bowled Sri Lanka out for 183 on Day One. Sri Lanka struck early by getting the wickets of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, but Dhawan and Kohli then stamped their authority on the game by scoring excellent centuries. Live Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 1st Test at Galle, Day 2