Sachin Tendulkar will be missing the second Test at Ahmedabad due to a groin injury. Tendulkar has been carrying this injury since the Australian tour. The Selectors have named international discard and Uttar Pradesh Captain Mohammad Kaif as the replacement.
There were questions asked when Sachin Tendulkar didn’t bowl a single ball in the drawn first Test at Chennai. Tendulkar was also in an out on the field. Fortunately, he got good amount of rest as Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid kept him in the comfort of the dressing room for more than a day’s play. It’s not just about Sachin Tendulkar but also the Indian Captain Anil Kumble, who has been suffering from a similar kind of injury. Kumble didn’t bowl too many overs during the final day’s play just because of it.
Tendulkar’s replacement – Mohammad Kaif had last figured in the Indian team in 2006. Kaif has since been getting plenty of runs in first class cricket. However, he might be sitting out of the Ahmedabad Test with Yuvraj Singh likely to walk into the XI. India may be tempted to play Ishant Sharma, who might recover in time for the second Test.