|
|
|
|
|
27th Zilhaj 1435 | Friday, Oct 24, 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

Permanent solution on food security in WTO rules is must: India

In a stern message, India has told the UN General Assembly that developing countries must have the f ...

Simple test can spot rare insulin disease in infant

Infants with a rare form of a insulin disease that may lead to brain damage and death can now be ide ...

Exposure to sunshine slows weight gain, diabetes

A new study has revealed that exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of o ...

Related News

Brazilian footballers told not to wear 'hats, earrings or flip-flop...

Brazil national football team players have been told not to wear hats, earrings or flip-flops while ...

Schumacher's doctor hopeful of F1 legend's 'recovery wit...

Stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's doctor, who treated him for nearly six months follo ...

PCB releases Saqlain from Ajmal duty

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have released former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq after completion of a one-month contract b ...

Shit cricket board

Shame India

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26850 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think the victory of BJP in Haryana and Maharashtra, last nail in the Congress coffin?
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