London / Jagran Sports Desk: Star Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday hit the gym as he is racing against time to get fit for the World Cup.

Dhawan posted a video on twitter where he can be seen doing lower body excises.

“You can make these situations your nightmare or use it an opportunity to bounce back. Thank you for all the recovery messages from everyone,” tweeted Dhawan.

The 31-year old got injured while facing Australian pacer Pat Cummins on Sunday. What was initially seen to be a swelling in his left thumb turned out to be a hairline fracture after closer examination.

Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was called as a back-up and he will be allowed into the dressing room only if the team management decides to declare Dhawan unfit for the remainder of the tournament.

An assessment of his injury will be done next week.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma