|
|
|
|
|
23rd Shawwal 1435 | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Sports

Dhoni doubtful for 3rd ODI due to sore back, Karthik called up

Saturday, 5 January 2013
Comments(1)
New Delhi, January 05:

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today rendered a doubtful starter for tomorrow's third and final One-dayer against Pakistan due to a sore back, forcing the team management to call up Dinesh Karthik as the back up.

Dhoni said at the customary pre-match press conference that he developed soreness on his back during the morning
practice session at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground here.

He was actually asked about the absence of middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh at the training session and the skipper said, "If at all somebody is doubtful, it's me. I have a sore back and we have called Dinesh Karthik as back up.

Since it was an optional practice session, Yuvraj did not come," he said.

Asked, who will lead the side if he does not recover in time, Dhoni said, "Let's hope that I play. We'll see
tomorrow."

The beleaguered Indian batting line-up could come under more pressure if Dhoni sits out tomorrow. He has been India's top scorer in the series with a 113 not out in the first match in Chennai and an unbeaten 54 in the second in Kolkata.

Asked if it would be a setback for Indian batting, which has been struggling to put up decent scores against Pakistan in the first two matches, Dhoni replied in the negative.

Nobody is irreplaceable. I am sure if Dinesh plays tomorrow, he will bat as good as I batted in the last two
games," he said.

-----------------------PTI

Latest News

Two Moons on one Sky on 27th August

People of Hyderabad will witness a beautiful scene on the Sky on the night of 27th August. They will see two Moons on th ...

KCR received warm welcome in Singapore

Chief Minister of Telangana, Mr. K. Chandrasekhara Rao was given warm welcome by the NRIs of Telangana when he arrived a ...

Makkah Masjid Bomb Blast Case hearing

Hearing pertaining to Bomb Blast Case of Makkah Masjid started again yesterday. Five witnesses recorded their statements ...

Related News

Gowda, Arpinder, Luka in Asian Games athletics team

Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were today named in a 56-member I ...

Amir to make his acting debut in a Pakista...

Banned Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Amir, frustrated at not being able to play cricket, has decided to try his luck in the film industry an ...

Schurrle won’t quit Chelsea

After putting up a splendid performance against Burnley, Chelsea star Andre Schurrle has reportedly quelled rumors of his exit from the Stam ...

Shit cricket board

Shame India

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 27930 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think KCR would continue celebrating all national events at Golconda Fort beginning from Independence Day?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com