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Tendulkar virtually out of first Test

October 04, 2004 14:23 IST

Sachin Tendulkar was virtually ruled out of the first Test against Australia starting in Bangalore on Wednesday.

Tendulkar, who arrived in Bangalore on Monday morning, had a session with team physiotherapist Andrew Leipus, who declared later that the batting genius is "very doubtful".

"He is very doubtful for the first Test," Leipus told reporters.

Tendulkar was named in the 15-member Indian squad for the first two Tests on Friday, but BCCI secretary S K Nair said his featuring in the playing eleven will be subject to match fitness.

When captain Sourav Ganguly was asked whether he is hopeful of Tendulkar making it to the team, he said, "you, me and all of us are hopeful -- that's what I can say."


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sachin must play for this test series but not at the cost of his injury. He should rest for a while as he is playing ...

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Sub: Probe Leipus, Wright

Is it not about time the BCCI took a good look at the performance of the physiotherapist and the coach? Why are our star cricketers ...

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Hopefully he remains out of the whole series.Atleast we will spared of some selfish cricket.

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if tendulkar is doubtful then why at all was he selected in the 15. this is merely playing with public money as if he has ...

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