Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the upcoming One Day Series against Sri Lanka because of the elbow injury that he sustained during the third test in Colombo. Tamil Nadu’s Subramaniam Badrinath has been named as Tendulkar’s replacement. Tendulkar had jarred his left elbow onto the ground in an awkward fashion while trying to take a diving catch at leg slip on the third day of the final test at the P Sara Stadium.
Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of action for two to three wickets according to the BCCI. Incidentally even before the last One Day Series, the little master was out of action because of injury which was during the Tri Series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup. Tendulkar’s last ODI Series was in Australia where he did play his part in India winning the Tri-Series. It is a big blow for all the Tendulkar fans as Sachin misses the opportunity to settle scores with Ajantha Mendis, who has had the better of him in the Test Series. Tendulkar was expected to become the highest run scorer in Test Cricket during the Sri Lankan Test Series but he found that the going too tough and finds himself 77 runs short of the landmark. Sachin is expected to return on time for the Champions Trophy which starts next month.
Sachin’s replacement S Badrinath has been a classy right handed batsman who is well equipped with all shots in the book. The 27-year-old has been a seasoned campaigner in the Indian Domestic Circuit with a prolific average of over 55.00 while scoring 15 centuries since his debut way back in 2000/01. Badrinath has grown up to become the Captain of his state side, a regular for India A and most recently has been part of the Chennai Super Kings.