Friday, September 25, 2009

Yuvraj out for six weeks

Ace Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh was ruled out of India campaign in ICC Champions Trophy 2009, due to a hairline fracture in the little finger of his right hand, while having a practice drill, here at Witwatersrand University Cricket Ground. India’s first game is against ach rivals Pakistan on Saturday. The ball scraped past the little finger of Yuvraj’s right hand, and the Indian vice Captain screamed in pain.

In the last Champions Trophy too, he got himself injured just before a crucial game against Australia. At that time, Yuvraj’s knee got injures, and now it was the turn of his little finger. It is too early to say, what effect it would have on India’s chances in the tournament, but it is a big blow for M S Dhoni and company, for sure. Though, Yuvraj was given immediate First Aid, but nothing seemed to work for the southpaw. Promising young talent from New Delhi Virat Kohli may take his place, but with Yuvraj in great form, it would be really hard to fill his boots. With four frontline players, pacer Zaheer Khan, opener Virender Sehwag, opener Gautam Gambhir and now Yuvraj Singh are either absent from the team or are struggling to get back into full fitness.

Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir has been made Dhoni’s deputy for the tournament.


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