England v India, 2nd ODI, Rose Bowl September 5, 2011

Tendulkar ruled out of series

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Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the remainder of India's tour of England, and is likely to miss Mumbai Indians' Champions League campaign as well, after a visit to a specialist in London confirmed that he will require four to six weeks' of rest to recover from an inflamed big toe on his right foot. S Badrinath, the Tamil Nadu batsman, has been named as Tendulkar's replacement.

Tendulkar's injury, which was caused by the aggravation of a former fracture, flared up on the eve of the first ODI at Chester-le-Street, and means that Tendulkar's quest for that elusive 100th international hundred, which has been hanging over him all tour, will not now be resumed until England's tour of India in October, at the earliest.

"It was the injury that he had in 2001 and it flared up in Durham," said an Indian team official. "He went to a specialist in London and we got the news he would not be taking any further part in the one-day series anymore and he might need rest for four to six weeks."

The news brings to an end a frustrating tour for Tendulkar, in which he showed glimpses of form during India's 4-0 whitewash in the Test series without ever recapturing the presence at the crease he had displayed during India's victorious World Cup campaign. He made 273 runs in the series at 34.12, with a highest score of 91 in the second innings at The Oval.

Tendulkar's exit opens up an opportunity for the 31-year-old Badrinath, who flopped in the West Indies in June on his comeback to the one-day side after three years. He made 40 runs in three innings before being dropped for the final match of the series.

India have been rocked by a series of injuries on this tour of England, beginning with Zaheer Khan's hamstring pull on the first day of the Lord's Test. Following his withdrawal from the series, the BCCI said he not only suffered from a recurring hamstring problem, but also required surgery on his right ankle. Yuvraj Singh fractured a finger on his left hand, while Harbhajan Singh strained his stomach muscle during India's crushing defeat in the second Test at Trent Bridge, ruling them out of the rest of the tour.

Opener Virender Sehwag, it was understood, had not completely recovered from the shoulder surgery he underwent immediately after the IPL in May, and was suffering from hearing problems in his left ear, after being exposed to a loud sound on July 24, according to the team management. In another major setback, Gautam Gambhir failed to recover from a concussion he picked up while fielding on the third day of the final Test, subsequently missing the limited-overs leg of the tour. He had also missed the second Test at Trent Bridge after being struck on the elbow at Lord's.

Praveen Kumar had also joined India's long list of injured, missing the fourth Test at The Oval because of an injury to his left ankle, before recovering in time for the Twenty20 international on August 31. Ishant Sharma wasn't as fortunate, returning home after the Tests following a ligament injury to his left ankle, which will require surgery, during the third Test at Edgbaston.

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  • on September 8, 2011, 7:15 GMT

    Would it be ironic if Bradman's career average finished on 99.94 and Tendulkar's career finished with 99 international centuries?

  • on September 8, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    I don't quite understand why some people are suggesting Yusuf Pathan's name! he is clearly out of form. He was in bad form in World Cup, Had a flop IPL this year. He was selected in West Indies squad this year, But failed miserably again with both bat and bowl! Refresh your memories people before commenting!

  • stark-truth on September 7, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    this is the main reason why India got DEMOLISHED - they root for personal milestones much over and above their team...and Tendulkar's mindless focus on that elusive century was a big factor in India getting absolutely razed by England. don't worry - he will be fit to play for Ambani in good time.....absolutely failed his nation in such a major major Series but hey....who cares.........anyhow he has generally failed when it mattered the most....in vast majority of crunch situations he has been a failure....far cry from the magnificent Dravid.

  • pradeepbhat on September 7, 2011, 8:03 GMT

    it's amazing how some of these arm-chair critics suddenly jump in when someone is injured and say that they can handle the pain better.. complete humbug..are these guys qualified doctors..

  • Meety on September 7, 2011, 3:09 GMT

    I suppose you have to walk a mile in someones shoes (no pun intended, not really even funny), but an inflamed toe that requires 6 weeks recovery is absurd! On top of that - its a flare up from 10yrs ago! OMG - that is amazing, does anyone really buy that????? I've had an infected toe twice before & it is painful, but nothing a bit of medication can't fix inside a few days. I think the fact is SRT is coming towards the end of a glorious career & can't be stuffed playing in the ODI series - post W/Cup.

  • RandyOZ on September 7, 2011, 1:50 GMT

    Ponting is far far better than Tendulkar Indian fans. He's won a game off his own bat. This guy is so pathetic he goes home with a sore toe. Punter batted through the World Cup with a broken finger.

  • johnathonjosephs on September 6, 2011, 23:38 GMT

    Ever notice how Tendulkar never played any ODI's this year other than in the WC? And how his injury came right after the last Test?

  • CricketChat on September 6, 2011, 22:50 GMT

    Lot of commentators keep bringing up Rayudu's name. He was an exciting young player at one time who I thought would break into Ind team under Greg Chappell's coaching tenure. He kind of fell away after that. Despite the odd IPL score, I don't think he is India's future. His time has passed.

  • Dalajit on September 6, 2011, 22:42 GMT

    @Sachin's performances...for those who commented on my post, please be informed that I'm one of the great follower & admirer of Indian Cricket since childhood and keep up to date knowledge on Cricket and its statistic.But the current England series has disappointed me a lot. Where even the bowler of England can score decent score, SRT couldn't score most of the time even after getting lives. So, before you comment on my post, please check the Cricinfo logistics about SRT & Dravid in Test, I said Dravid is better contributor to Indian Cricket than SRT simply becoz he can score on any wicket while Sachine can score some time in bowlers friendly wicket. Most of this century are on flat wickets. If don't believe me, than check the statistic between SRT & Dravid in Test when India Won the match, it is 75% (Dravid) Vs 25% (SRT), even it was shown during live telecast. SRT score so many century becoz he played so many matches, hence I've high regards to Dravid than SRT in TEST.

  • on September 6, 2011, 22:16 GMT

    OMG! We miss you master!

    It will be good to see the ' God of Cricket ' nailing 100th century on Indian Soil against West Indies. ( hopefully )

  • on September 8, 2011, 7:15 GMT

    Would it be ironic if Bradman's career average finished on 99.94 and Tendulkar's career finished with 99 international centuries?

  • on September 8, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    I don't quite understand why some people are suggesting Yusuf Pathan's name! he is clearly out of form. He was in bad form in World Cup, Had a flop IPL this year. He was selected in West Indies squad this year, But failed miserably again with both bat and bowl! Refresh your memories people before commenting!

  • stark-truth on September 7, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    this is the main reason why India got DEMOLISHED - they root for personal milestones much over and above their team...and Tendulkar's mindless focus on that elusive century was a big factor in India getting absolutely razed by England. don't worry - he will be fit to play for Ambani in good time.....absolutely failed his nation in such a major major Series but hey....who cares.........anyhow he has generally failed when it mattered the most....in vast majority of crunch situations he has been a failure....far cry from the magnificent Dravid.

  • pradeepbhat on September 7, 2011, 8:03 GMT

    it's amazing how some of these arm-chair critics suddenly jump in when someone is injured and say that they can handle the pain better.. complete humbug..are these guys qualified doctors..

  • Meety on September 7, 2011, 3:09 GMT

    I suppose you have to walk a mile in someones shoes (no pun intended, not really even funny), but an inflamed toe that requires 6 weeks recovery is absurd! On top of that - its a flare up from 10yrs ago! OMG - that is amazing, does anyone really buy that????? I've had an infected toe twice before & it is painful, but nothing a bit of medication can't fix inside a few days. I think the fact is SRT is coming towards the end of a glorious career & can't be stuffed playing in the ODI series - post W/Cup.

  • RandyOZ on September 7, 2011, 1:50 GMT

    Ponting is far far better than Tendulkar Indian fans. He's won a game off his own bat. This guy is so pathetic he goes home with a sore toe. Punter batted through the World Cup with a broken finger.

  • johnathonjosephs on September 6, 2011, 23:38 GMT

    Ever notice how Tendulkar never played any ODI's this year other than in the WC? And how his injury came right after the last Test?

  • CricketChat on September 6, 2011, 22:50 GMT

    Lot of commentators keep bringing up Rayudu's name. He was an exciting young player at one time who I thought would break into Ind team under Greg Chappell's coaching tenure. He kind of fell away after that. Despite the odd IPL score, I don't think he is India's future. His time has passed.

  • Dalajit on September 6, 2011, 22:42 GMT

    @Sachin's performances...for those who commented on my post, please be informed that I'm one of the great follower & admirer of Indian Cricket since childhood and keep up to date knowledge on Cricket and its statistic.But the current England series has disappointed me a lot. Where even the bowler of England can score decent score, SRT couldn't score most of the time even after getting lives. So, before you comment on my post, please check the Cricinfo logistics about SRT & Dravid in Test, I said Dravid is better contributor to Indian Cricket than SRT simply becoz he can score on any wicket while Sachine can score some time in bowlers friendly wicket. Most of this century are on flat wickets. If don't believe me, than check the statistic between SRT & Dravid in Test when India Won the match, it is 75% (Dravid) Vs 25% (SRT), even it was shown during live telecast. SRT score so many century becoz he played so many matches, hence I've high regards to Dravid than SRT in TEST.

  • on September 6, 2011, 22:16 GMT

    OMG! We miss you master!

    It will be good to see the ' God of Cricket ' nailing 100th century on Indian Soil against West Indies. ( hopefully )

  • on September 6, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    wanna bet .. he will play the t20 championships ? .. looks more and more like a lot of the indian players are more interested in $$ than in playing for the country

  • on September 6, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    oh no little master too got injured.. So, sorry to see Tendulkar not playing this series as well as Champions League. I cannot watch this series because there is no Sehwag, Gambhir, Tendulkar,Yuvaraj Singh, Zaheer, Nehra, Rohit Sharma and Pathan(not selected). Wow what a long list.. Even England too have some injury worries Morgan is not playing this ODI series. So, this series looks like test for young and no experience players to show their talent to get dropped after this series.. :D

    Anyhow rain is haunting all the matches, may be the second one will too will be abandoned.

  • devalyagnik2003 on September 6, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    To all of them who are commenting about Sachin's commitment let me reveal one more incident, and this one is important in the context of this column, When this toe injury happened for the first time, Sachin was playing and with THIS injury he scored 122 and adjudged Man Of The Match for that match!! I can say if he give up during that inning this injury might not be as serious as it is now, but he played for team and score 122 with that injury... and this is not the only incident, he has played for country for 21 years now! stop bashing him every time he failed a match or series! He has 14 MOS awards and 62 MOM awards in ODI and 14 MOM and 6 MOS in Test (remember in test matches you need team effort, he has most no of 150+ scores in test as well) This proves he won more matches (per match) then any other player!! GET A LIFE!!!!

  • on September 6, 2011, 16:18 GMT

    this is sorry story of india...indian people always degrades our very own people achievements....we have to learn something from aus and eng....see the way aussi media and people backs ponting...truth is in younger age he was found fighting in pub..in his whole cricket life he fought nth time with umpire...got involved in really very bad sledging so many times. still he is regarded as greats...never seen aussie media highlighting his failure in subcontinents where he is a proven dud....sad and really sad to all of those who think sachin is nothing...HE IS ALL TIME GREATEST PLAYER...and those who are sachin basher remember he wil bel back and will prove everyone wrong...and if he plays for money, then i am very sure no player ever played for his country....

  • mudd on September 6, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    is Sachin eyeing CL.... same thing happened back in srilanka when Viru & Gauti were absent in ODI's... sachin skipped the ODI series to prepare for IPL

  • STARFISH14 on September 6, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    rayudu has the potential to be the next mainstay of the indian batting lineup; so he should have got the chance to replace sachin.

  • on September 6, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    Manish pandey or Robin Utthappa should come in.. Badrinath is bad selection.

  • Rumy1 on September 6, 2011, 15:37 GMT

    Badri's selection is the first non-bizzare thing that the selectors have done in recent times. It is interesting to note that they keep ignoring the most deserving ODI name - Md.Kaif again and again. He deserves a recall back into the ODI team. He has just made 82 in a BCCI tournament. Md.Kaif has had a superb run in the last two-three domestic seasons. At 31, he still has some years of cricket in him and is still the fittest cricketer in India today. Kaif could also fill in that elusive No.6 spot in Tests too. For Tests, Wasim Jaffer - who is the best non-playing bat in India today, needs to replace Gambhir; Pujara a standby for Dravid; Badrinath a standby for Sachin and Kaif a standby for Laxman. To fill in the shoes of these greats, you do not need greenhorns. Yuvraj, Rohit, Kohli and Raina are purely ODI and T20 materials. So they should be preserved for shorter versions. Yusuf must be brought in for T20s. There is nobody more deserving than him for a T20 slot in the country today.

  • on September 6, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    they say Sachin's Centuries dont win matches and Dravid is far better player than Sachin in winning matches..... So, according to this very very logical statement by very very logical people.... Dravid scored 3 centuries recently and India lost all those matches ...... If same treatment was given to Dravid 2-3 years ago(I sincerely respect Dravid for wat he did and does..no offence to him)..he would have been booted out of India by now... Few of those occasions when I am ashamed to be an Indian...

  • on September 6, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    I want yusuf pathan in the team please!!!

  • on September 6, 2011, 14:16 GMT

    I don't know why they are not calling Yusuf Pathan, he is far better player than these replacement guys. On his day he can win matches for India on his own

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 6, 2011, 14:16 GMT

    Where is Ambati Rayudu? Mind boggling, since Shivlal Yadav is the manager for ODIs and everybody in India knows the rough life Rayudu had to lead as a result of Shivlal Yadav and his son Arjun Yadav. I don't see any future for Rayudu unless he scores tonnes and tonnes in domestics and IPL. Once you score tonnes in IPL, you cannot be ignored. All the best to that Genius Rayudu. Rayudu should have been selected well ahead of Manoj. All the best to Badri. He is a class act. He will succeed if given fair amount of chances.

  • on September 6, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    Saurav Tiwary could have been given a chance. He was not given any opportunity to prove his capability before dropping him.

  • Prabh_Hundal on September 6, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    they have said that sachin is out for 4 to 6 weeks but i think he will represent mumbai indians in champion league and i think if another one gets injured then the replacement will be anirudha shrikanth

  • Kashi0127 on September 6, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    Let us pray Sachin Tendulkar never comes back

  • prazzy on September 6, 2011, 13:20 GMT

    i neva knew rahane,rp singh,manoj tiwary.. all these guys called as replacements ..played for TAMILNADU!!!

  • on September 6, 2011, 13:15 GMT

    Ambati Rayudu Should be given a chance..

  • ani_cric on September 6, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    It appears SAchin could not get his favor flat wicket in england.. now will order the BCCI to do so in India such that he can get his 100th 100 ....He is NOT SELFISH but plays for the team ..... BTW Why is he not retiring and give chance to players who dont chose games and play like him..BCCI please drop sachin if he does not retire ...

  • on September 6, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    BADRINATH IS A MUCH BETTER PLAYER THAN SAURAW TIWARY AND RAYDU.. PPL FIRST UNDERSTAND THAT.. PARTIV PATEL IS NOT TN PLAYER , VINAY KUMAR IS NOT TN PLAYER... I AM NOT SURE WHERE YOU PPL GET THESE IDEAS..

  • pradeepbhat on September 6, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    this guy has been playing with an injured toe for 10 years and you guys are pouring scorn on him, abusing him, taunting him that he was 'afraid' of english..shame on you guys.. dont forget that he recently won you a world cup and took india to finals on another occasion.. the one time he failed, india didnt qualify for the 2nd round...

  • senthil_k on September 6, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    And he will be fit and ready in time to play in the Champions League T20... sigh...

  • Tatsache on September 6, 2011, 12:46 GMT

    @cenitin thank you for your analysis....who dont know about sachin may be helpful for them....I dont know y targeting everytime sachin...I think everybody waiting for sachin bad performace for bashing sachin...thats rediculos...dont count age who wil play better they should get chance...thats logic....WC2011 sehwag played only one match vs bangla...no comments,dhoni contineous flop no comments,this is team game...sachin is proud for indians..he is top of the list everytime in the world cricket...its strange indian people critisizing sachin..Indians is enemy for indian people..its simple not only cricket in all department ...its bad :(

  • Raj12345 on September 6, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    Ambati rayudu surely will be selected for Ranji Squad of which state????? Uthappa will be selected for Ranji squad. Hope this answers few fans who cry just for their state without having common interest on cricket.

    Looks like, there is little change in selection. Runs machines like Rahane, Tiwary , Badri & Puraja's getting chances. But bad part, still playing 11 will be decided by few guys in Eng. So story will continue and we will be projected like this - only Kohli, Raina, Dhoni & RG is our future. Can anyone tell me why Raina is playing in all games in 356 days and failing more than 75% of games he plays. But still he want to play each game, can't he take rest and give chance to others. OHHHH I forget, if someone play in his place, the will succeed and Raina will be gone permanently.

  • CricketChat on September 6, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    Can't believe Badrinath, who couldn't put bat to ball in WI, who seemed happy to leave the ground rather than fight it out in the middle, is selected so soon after a flop show. The selectors have to explain the logic behind this and other replacements. Looks like the selectors are doling out team spots to their favorites before their times runs out. No matter who gets injured next on this tour, M Vijay will be named as replacement!.

  • kaathir on September 6, 2011, 12:21 GMT

    being fit for the international cricket is every player job, due guys all know when australians need to play for ashes they pull out from the IPL to prepare for the tournment. but how many indian players pull out because they have a tournment outside ???????????????????????

  • on September 6, 2011, 12:04 GMT

    The WRITING IS ON THE WALL. It is time for Tendlya to put away his bat. He has aged. It is not going to be easy for him to score that Century which has eluded him. He should quit gracefully immediately and make way for a youngster knocking at the doors Rgds RAMA

  • veereshprince on September 6, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    I think Ambati rayudu is the better option l

  • sebimohan on September 6, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    Lets pray Sachin come back soon. The selectors should have given a chance to Saurabh Tiwari. But it seems they will give chance to Tamil Nadu Players more than others.

  • on September 6, 2011, 11:04 GMT

    I'll say Indians are suffering from memory loss.. These guys cant recognize or feel the pain for a man who played consistent and grt cricket for India..?? Shame on u ppl.. When he hits a century, all ll chant his name.. when he is out of form then these guys ll curse him.. Suckers.. If u r a Indian or a SACHINIST, pray for him to get well soon.. Do u guys kno wats running on his mind?? If money, then i'll say a big NO.. Bcz he played for his nation, he took part in every formats.. Dint turn head to the T20's jus to make way for the youngstrs.. bcoz of him we got Yusuf, Gauti into limelight.. He hitted 175 making India chase a targt of 354 against d aussies bt Others faild so we lost.. Whatever he did many thing, can u point a arrogant issue on him with anyothers??? His humbleness, Dedication, Sincereity and Hardworking on the games which make everyone in the world feel him the best and not jus his game.. So guys pray for him to get well soon, make us proud!! I m a INDIAN and a SACHINST

  • on September 6, 2011, 11:01 GMT

    Let us hope that our masterio will be soon ok.....

  • Sreeeeeeeeee on September 6, 2011, 10:55 GMT

    Funny comments folks!! Please remember one thing guys., even sachin is playing for his own records, that runs will also contribute in score board right??? He is a legend always..

  • on September 6, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    I still feel if we had played SA with our current level of preparation and mindset they would have thrashed us even more comprehensively than what England did.Never mind the margin, remember we had few chances that came our way in the first 2 matches. SA wouldn't have even obliged us with that.

    Point to make is 1. Bowlers win test matches. and 2. No matter how good Anderson/Broad/Bresnan are they are no where as good as Steyn and Morkel.

  • on September 6, 2011, 10:42 GMT

    Pity about this. Will have been Tendulkar's last tour to England; was looking forward to seeing him play.

  • on September 6, 2011, 10:34 GMT

    All these "injuries" smack of the Indian players and cricket board licking their wounds after such a humiliating defeat. The inflated egos of the players and the idolising fans were totally surprised by the 4-0 whitewash by England. A real fall from grace that was obviously a bitter pill to swallow. Its too obvious a ploy for the cricket board to explain the absence of some players, rather than have them do it themselves. It must be hard to show their faces in public knowing that part of the reason they have flown home 'injured' is so the cricket board can use their absence as an excuse for the defeat, rather than admit that the Indian squad is just a mixture of talented but old, too young, arrogant and selfish cricketers. Sachin is awesome, but being at the centre of a media storm for 20 years will get to you eventually. India would get more respect as graceful losers, rather than excuse-making quitters. India, take a leaf out of the Aussie's book and come out fighting with pride!

  • NShiva on September 6, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    Very good Line Line up.......... lets drop all the 8 injured players from one day T20

    PA Patel AM Rahane R Dravid V Kohli SK Raina MS Dhoni RA Jadeja/ A Mishra P Kumar R Ashwin MM Patel VR Aaron/ R Vinay Kumar

  • AdY113 on September 6, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    Where is Rahul Sharma the leggie from Pune Warriors ?? I think he was a far better bowler than Harbhajan or chawla or even arshwin..why not give him a chance as well..that kid had potential and he should be atleast part of Indian T20 squad in their future games..

  • OnlyKaps on September 6, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    Badri shd be picked for tests not ODI thats where his real talents are. Same for Pujara and Rahane. Far better than the experiments with Raina and Rohit and others who shd be in the T20s and ODIs

  • on September 6, 2011, 10:07 GMT

    it ws expected..as alwys wen hez out of form..he will get an injury out of d blue..

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:51 GMT

    Dnt speak Against to Sach♥ He did best when he is able to .. he is nt responsible 4 his injuries it just happened he will be back to form soon . rotation form needs to be put into appliance keeping best cricketers for the abroad series.

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    I think selectors have forgot Saurabh Tiwari. He hasn't been given more chances to be part of Indian Squad. And selectors have to notice, they are replacing opener (Sachin ) not a middle order batsman then why are they selecting middle order batsman S.Badrinath. You should give chance to Tiwari as an Opener. We should remember "Sehwag came into team as a bowler and middle order batsman but Saurav Ganguly recognized his capacity and promoted him as an Opener. So just want to suggest selectors to select Tiwari and promote him as an Opener. It shall be beneficial for India

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:35 GMT

    I still believe Yusuf Pathan would have been good choice over Badrinath simply because of his destructive ability with the bat which can turn around any game on his head and his decent spin bowling would have been handy as well as India are running short of bowlers. He could have been tried and tested in England.

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:32 GMT

    Yousuf Pathan, RV Uthppa, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik are prominent & much better match winner than the substituted Manoj Tiwary & S. Badrinath. Has the selection been made in random method or by rotation method or by lottery method ????

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:22 GMT

    For all the sachin bashers please go through this http://sachinandcritics.com/sachin_is_a_match_winner.php

  • Navzkhan on September 6, 2011, 9:14 GMT

    Sachin is a great player,he should retire when he is on the top of his game..

  • blaster.pk on September 6, 2011, 9:12 GMT

    England has put an end to Tendulkar...... England has got the most potent attack in cricket right now Big fast bowlers ... No wonder why sachin failed so badly against Very good potent attacks..

    I want to know how come all of a sudden sachin got injury ,,, he did not play single match after the 4th test....

    Rahul dravid is the one who should be rested ,, after that hardwork...

    May be sachin thought injury was the only way that can save his face...... remember Sachin can choose when he can play, for what he can play and how he can play... No one can question him .... He can opt out when ever he wants

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:11 GMT

    Yusuf pathan is the victim of selector racket

  • Rumy1 on September 6, 2011, 9:07 GMT

    Should the greatest batsman of our era hang up his boots for good from all versions.For a great at age 38,leaving spotlight gracefully at peak is always better than being asked to leave.With so much wear and tear from playing intern'l cricket for 22 long years,body just can't sustain the rigours of modern day fast paced intern'l cricket.Reflexes also do not remain the same at age 38.I am sure Dravid would retire earlier than Sachin given Dravid's maturity and conduct.I don't think there is more than a year of Test cricket left in Laxman as well.So between a year/a year and half, these three greats would have gone from Test cricket.Moreover,given fitness levels,technical deficiencies against short pitch stuff and disciplinary issues with Gambhir,I don't think he will be able to retain a Test spot. It is unfortunate.So who replaces these four.I think Jaffer straight away walks in to the Test team at No.1 slot.Pujara walks in for Dravid.Badri comes in for Sachin. Kaif comes in for Laxman.

  • Boomastic on September 6, 2011, 8:53 GMT

    Chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth may step down after he completes this three-year term this month, Srikkanth should be shown the exit door...

  • on September 6, 2011, 8:48 GMT

    He is not injured or something he went to UK after IPL now his tour is finish. He will go some other country for medical check up He thought that if I will be in team I have to face English bowlers which I cant so best thing is that declare I am injured & run away from UK & this hard series..

  • Rumy1 on September 6, 2011, 8:38 GMT

    Badri's selection is the first non-bizzare thing that the selectors have done in recent times. It is interesting to note that they keep ignoring the most deserving ODI name - Md.Kaif again and again. He deserves a recall back into the ODI team. He has just made 82 in a BCCI tournament. Md.Kaif has had a superb run in the last two-three domestic seasons. At 31, he still has some years of cricket in him and is still the fittest cricketer in India today. Kaif could also fill in that elusive No.6 spot in Tests too. For Tests, Wasim Jaffer - who is the best non-playing bat in India today, needs to replace Gambhir; Pujara a standby for Dravid; Badrinath a standby for Sachin and Kaif a standby for Laxman. To fill in the shoes of these greats, you do not need greenhorns. Yuvraj, Rohit, Kohli and Raina are purely ODI and T20 materials. So they should be preserved for shorter versions. Yusuf must be brought in for T20s. There is nobody more deserving than him for a T20 slot in the country today.

  • on September 6, 2011, 8:37 GMT

    this is the last chance for badrinath.................

  • cenitin on September 6, 2011, 8:33 GMT

    Mis conception 3 : In ODI whenever Sachin scores century India get lost ; Sachin scored century in every 9.43 match. This figure is 12.23 for Ponting, 14.13 for Gang, 15.73 for lara, 18.47 for kallis, 28.33 fo Dravid and 37.8 for inz. Also out of this 48 centuries India able to win 33 matches that means Sachin helped India to win every 453/48 = 13.72 match. This figure is 14.68 for ponting, 17.27 for Gang, 18.68 for lara, 24.15 for kallis, 42.5 for Dravid and 54 for inz.

  • on September 6, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    a good choice would have been yousuf pathan for his all round ability in place of badrinath

  • cenitin on September 6, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    Mis conception 2 : Dravid is the only consisitent player in outside subcontinent against toughest opposition...Sachin scores heavily only in Indian subcontinent In the last two decades let see there performance (avg) in the diferent conditions against top 4 test teams. In aus bouncy pitches : Sac = 58.5 Drav = 48.5 ; In SA : Sac = 45 Drav = 30 In Eng : Sac = 60, Drav = 70 , In SL Sac = 68 Drav = 33 Sachin is ahead in 3 places and in Eng Dravid is ahead. Above teams are top 4 opposition right now. Sachin also having avg = 50 in NZ and WI too. At both places Dravid performed well too. Dravid is too good in overseas matches no doubt about it but Sachin is equally good or even better everywhere.

  • on September 6, 2011, 8:22 GMT

    O MY GOD RUUBISH SELECTION BADRINATH FOR TENDULKAR THEY SHOULD CALL YOSUF,RAYDU,UTTHAPPA,VALTHATY ALL ARE EXPLOSIVE BATSMAN CAN PACE THEIR INNING LIKE TENDULKAR BADRINATH CANT WHY SELECTOR NOT UNDERSTAND THEY ALWAYS MAKE MISTAKE WHILE REPLACING PLAYERS EARLIER THEY REPLACE JADEJA FOR GAMBHIR A HALF ALLROUNDER REPLACED OPENING BATSMAN AND SAME HERE BADRINATH IS REPLACING TENDULKAR A EXPLOSIVE BATSMAN REPLACED BY INNING BUILDER A PLAYER WHO LIKE TO PLAY AT THE STRIKE RATE OF 70 THESE DAYS MR. SRIKANTH GET UP AND THINK FOR COUNTRY NOT FOR STATE BE INDIAN

  • awesome10 on September 6, 2011, 8:19 GMT

    @US_Indian : A real brainless joker u are(with due respect). If Sachin is dropped then we would not be winning half of the matches which we are doing so in the past 20 years. The total number of tests which India have won is 100 and odd and out of which Sachin's presense has accounted for 61. Just imagine the state if India was not having Sachin. U should be proud that Sachin is the only batsman who will be having 100 international centuries. The second best is miserably far behind at 67 (Ponting) and no one can even dream of scoring that many centuries. So be happy that because of Sachin India had reached the number 1 spot and won the world cup.

  • synergy on September 6, 2011, 8:18 GMT

    My dear UD_Indian it is simple, the money involved in cricket now is the real reason why they do not retire. Sachin"s injury may not be as it is being projected but if he continues then he may aggrevate it a bit. If that happens then he will miss out the Champion's league.... Now that is one thing no Indian cricketer wants, be it Sachin or any other budding cricketer in India. IPLising Indian cricket has actually created this situation, now every Indian aspires to play IPL and playing for India comes second to them.

  • on September 6, 2011, 8:16 GMT

    Dont worrry Sachin will be fit for the CLT20 and not for this one... As for the CLT20 one gets more paid than the Nationals... And also common guys with a hugh task of CLT20 SACHIN NEEDS REST... AND HENCE THIS INJURY CAME.....

  • on September 6, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    Don't worry.He'll be fit by champions league.Or atleast by the time India plays England on their home ground.What's the point of playing in tough conditions and risking ur average?It's becoz of players like sachin that India cannot dominate in test cricket. Look at Australia.Their whole team grew up at the same time,so ponting,McGrath,warne,Waugh,they all have 90+ wins.Our team cud never dominate coz our team never grew up together.sachin came in 1989.Dravid and ganguly came 7 yrs later.laxman came even later.sehwag 2-3yrs later nd gambhir even later.By the time gambhir an Sehwag matured to test cricket,it was ganguly's time to go.Now youngsters are struggling to get in his place.Becoz so many players are waiting,and only 1 place is open,so nobody gets enuf chances to settle down.England will dominate coz they hav a settled team full of youngsters.Why don't sachin just hear his body's call and retire and let youngsters in?He is unsettling team by coming and going repeatedly.

  • sherishahmir on September 6, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    What's going on with Indian team, blame should be to Ipl for burning out players for nation duty.

  • on September 6, 2011, 7:42 GMT

    I think Indian prayers like sachin , gambhir, sehwag and other big stars just want to earn the money name & fame ( by Playing in such useless tornaments like IpL and Chapions Leauge). Till the time our main 8 players are injured but I m pretty much sure about that they will recover for playing in Chapions Leauge and IPL. I m Indian fan but I think the future of Indian cricket is going down & down and if the BCCI & Selectors continues this prosess we will reach the bottom of the table in every form the cricket game. What wrong with Irfan, Yusuf or even Uttapa they are much-2 better players than RP Singh, Manoj Tiwari, Ravindra jadeja. Wake Up captain cool otherwise our team become like a kenya or barmuda?

  • cenitin on September 6, 2011, 7:37 GMT

    Mis conception 1 : Sachin is not a match winner...his contribution is not beneficial for India. In test Sachin scored 51 centuries in 177 matches i.e. he hits 1 century in every 3.47 matches. This figure is 3.9 for ponting, 3.85 for Lara 4.78 for Dravid. Sachin is the most consistent. Also out of this 51 centuries India able to draw/win 40 matches that means Sachin helped India to win/Draw every 177/40 = 4.42 match. This figure is 4.34 matches for ponting, 4.95 for Dravid. Ponting is slightly ahead than Sachin but it is acceptable when you see Aus team strength in last two decades. One thing more, Sachin helped India to win every 8.85 matches with his century the same figure is 11 for Dravid.

  • adhib on September 6, 2011, 7:33 GMT

    Why the hell havent they thought of bringing utthappa into the team? He is such a good batsman, and when he's played for India hes actually won the games for them!

  • on September 6, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    WOO HOO WOO HOO, BADRIIIIII!!!!! BADDDDRRRRRIIIIII!!!!! BADRINATH!! SUBRAMANIUM BADRINATH!!! lets hope for 1 more injury so he can play in starting XI, hoping injury happens to Raina. Another chance for badrinath is thoroughly deserved, i didnt think selectors wanted him still but obv they do!!

  • cenitin on September 6, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    Mis conception 1 : Sachin is not a match winner in test...his contribution is not beneficial for India. In test Sachin scored 51 centuries in 177 matches i.e. he hits 1 century in every 3.47 matches. This figure is 3.9 for ponting, 3.85 for Lara 4.78 for Dravid. Sachin is the most consistent. Also out of this 51 centuries India able to draw/win 40 matches that means Sachin helped India to win/Draw every 177/40 = 4.42 match. This figure is 4.34 matches for ponting, 4.95 for Dravid. Ponting is slightly ahead than Sachin but it is acceptable when you see Aus team strength. One thing more, Sachin helped India to win every 8.85 matches with his century the same figure is 11 for Dravid.

  • navi.m on September 6, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    they are all getting injured for two reasons.... 1. not to a member of the team which in playing a horrible series, just to save their faces......... 2. to get fully fit for the champions league t20

  • on September 6, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    I(even being Pak) was Great fan of SRT in 90's but then i discovered that he only play for his record and not for country. then i was disappointed. I believe now this is fake injury for getting time for CLT20.

  • Matinhashmi on September 6, 2011, 6:52 GMT

    You will see that the majority of injured Indian players will be in action in Champions League.

  • kiranthez on September 6, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    Sachin will absolutely play in CLT20, because he plays for money not for country!!!!!!!!!

  • on September 6, 2011, 6:45 GMT

    Sachinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    Y Do They Select Only CSK People?? Go For Rayudu and Uthappa

  • davidallan on September 6, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    Nice to hear he will not play Champions leaugue although it is part of IPL,all other injureds should not play in champions leauge like Ghambir,Zaheer,Rohit,Bhaji and even Dhoni,Raina,Munaf,Kohli and concentrate on the up coming series.even foriegn player should not play like Kallis,Morgan,AB devilliers,Bollinger Etc.one domestic season is enough in a year and they already did in IPL 2011,Stop IPL or make it Shorter for 2 to 3 weeks only.

  • BULTY on September 6, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    Well, well, Sachin is injured. Is he really? I've a few comments to make here. If Sachin is really injured, well this is a blessing in disguise; he is out of the team at last. Team India can do very well without him and even if he is there, he has just been a passenger lately and so it is better he is out of the team for sometime. But the greater joke is still awaiting. The doctors. physios and all concerned will work overtime to get him ready for the CLT20, because that is of paramount importance to him than playing for India. And if it does happen, the selctors, BCCI & all concerned should bar him from playingfor team India anymore. And this should be the rule for everyone, who skips national duty and opts for IPL, CLT20 etc. or simply takes off as & when it suits them. Will BCCI take such a tough call? I doubt it.

  • m_rb on September 6, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    i think changes are to be made in selection panel...not team.. !!!!!!

  • on September 6, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    According to some, one should retire when they get injured after listening to the call of their body. Then I think its time for the entire team to retire. This is not about one man. There are people out there with much less achievements than Tendulkar and they are equally injured, what about them? Blessing in disguise it seems...

  • sachin_vvsfan on September 6, 2011, 6:09 GMT

    Utterly disappointed. he played for MI with injury. Not saying he should do the same now. But why prioritize CL and IPL?

  • ankit.uts on September 6, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    What a disastrous tour for India. It would be safe to bet that Dhoni and Dravid will get injured in the 2nd ODI i guess... Our players are falling like 9 pins... Cant even blame fitness for half of these injuries... But yes had they concentrate on fitness, atleast the other half could have been avoided. Big big timely wake up call for the Indians. I hope they now realise the importance of fitness and work upon it before the tour to Australia... And Ishant should definitely get operated ASAP and not wait till after the Australian tour even if it means missing the tour. Cant carry another wounded soldier there only to see what happened to zaheer in the first test get repeated with Ishant in Australia... Management should make it clear to him that they will to risk taking him to australia half fit...

  • rahulcricket007 on September 6, 2011, 5:56 GMT

    @MPCOBRA . SACHIN HAS SCORED RUNS AT ALL TYPE OF THE PITCHES AND AGAINST GOOD BOWLING ATTACKS TOO.

  • Crikt.Afg on September 6, 2011, 5:55 GMT

    Sachin is the BEST BEST BEST....... Dont just take into consideration his current series. See what he has done in the past . Remember that India team depended only on SACHIN for long long period of time. Now that he has made the youngsters concenterate on their Batting and now that everyone seems to have gained something of his experience then its not fair to ignore him .. But I still believe without Sachin India Team do struggle alot and alot and alooooottttt both in TESTS AND ODIs. If he wants to play means he can do it. When did he make 175 against Aus ? 200* against SA? 2 centuries in 2011 WC ? is it long long time ago? no man no .. it was recently so means at every age even im sure after45 years of age he will be the best batsman of his times.. He is Great. Dont ignore the facts guyssss.. When were the stadiums full of crowd, even one seat not availabe for free ? Yes ita was the time Sachin played any match in the WC.HE is the best. I really really really want to see him playing .

  • rahulcricket007 on September 6, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    @ ABHI VS . THANKS BRO . YOU DID MY JOB EASIER BY PUTTING THE STATS .HOWEVER YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THE HERO CUP FINAL WHERE HE BOWLED A SUPERB LAST OVER . AND TO ALL THOSE INDIAN FANS WHO ARE CRITISIZING SACHIN YOU SHOULD SUPPORT INDIAN PLAYERS WHEN THEY ARE IN BAD PHASE . BUT YOU ALWAYS START MAKING MOCKERY OF THEM . YOU SHOULD LOOK AT ENGLNAND FANS , THEY NEVER CRITISIZE THEIR PLAYERS EVEN WHEN THEY NOT PERFORM GOOD .

  • mohsin9975 on September 6, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    @serious am i : 100% in agreement wid u. All those who r shunning nd blaming ipl for this debacle(including me) can they please stand up nd show their disappointment by not watching ipl5 next year in the stadiums or at least switching ur tvs off during the series? I m sure not many can do that. I bet not many fans will stay away from the clt20 either. Its the fans who run cricket. If we decide to not watch ipl, will the bcci dare to organise ipl in front of empty stands? Never. I hav put my hand up at least not to watch this tamasha clt20. How many r wid me?Hope cricinfo lets my comment thru. Last time i commented abt this it really hurt them

  • sachinlegend on September 6, 2011, 5:41 GMT

    Ha Ha reading some of the comments here i feel like laughing..On South African bouncy tracks against Steyn Gun and Morkel n company only Sachin played well ...So the equation is that India Draws or wins series only when sachin performs. in england currently sachin didnt have that good series..though some of his shots he played could be played only by him and no one else..and people here are saying sachin is getting ready for CL..what a joke..sachin dint come back from test series even when his mother was having heart surgery(placement of pacemaker, it was a genuine reason which others wud have used to run away from challenge)...people have forgotten that sachin came back to world cup 1999 just the day after his father was cremated....and he has got about 24 centuries against australia, 15 odd against south african in all forms of the game..he doesnt require any bangladesh and zim..he doesnt require flat tracks...he has scored on swinging, bouncy and spinning conditions.

  • on September 6, 2011, 5:41 GMT

    The 100th Century is postponed, i miss you SACHIN.......... i will Pray for u to get back soon......

  • sportingROY on September 6, 2011, 5:40 GMT

    Whats the problem with Indian selectors Why cant they select ROBIN UTTAPPA AND AMBATTY RAIDU OR EVEN IRFAN (not for sachin)

  • US_Indian on September 6, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    This is a blessing in disguise that Sachin is injured. He does play whenever he wants and against whom he wants and also the position he wants,does not care about when india needs him to play, just after records, money and advertisement contracts, but what a pity that people still put him on the pedestal of demi-god and he will not even retire even if he is on the death bed i believe, look at some of the greats like, Wasim, Inzamam, Saeed Anwar, Shane Warne, Murlidharan, Arjuna Ranatunga and Arvinda Desilva and our own Anil Kumble and to a larger extent Sunil Gavaskar, all these guys mentioned above had a couple of years left in them but still called it quits hearing their body's call but no way Sachin is going to do that. Even the toothless bunch of jokers oops sorry selectors do not have the guts to drop him and opt for new blood who might fail but will definitely with experience will start performing. Even the captain/coach do not have the guts to tell him to bat at a position.

  • on September 6, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    Still surprised with selection panel's stand of not selecting Yousuf Pathan after so many unforeseen events. No difference from West Indies Cricket board having personal differences with players. RP Singh and Ravendra Jadeja are literally handicapped players called for no reason. There is nothing wrong in giving chance to Pathan brothers who will definitely perform when team is in need. No comments till all the injured players get themselves ready for Champions league and West Indies tour. If rotation policy is required try in Home series as anyone performs in their conditions. Keep your best team fit for abroad series to avoid further damages to reputation.

  • Crikt.Afg on September 6, 2011, 5:29 GMT

    well....well..its so sad to hear lots of things here against Tendulkar ...I dont know if all the people who post comments here do know anything about Cricket. If yes, then why to blame the little Master, the Master of the Masters ?> hwy to blame him ? I am totally agreed with Abhi Vs. He's only mentioned something only something about Tendulkar's achievements for the Team India or for himself, but remember the records he gets all do count for the Team India...Probably when he gets a 100 it means India Team have got a 100. I don't support a particular team but I do support a particular batsman ie Sachin, surely because I know he is the greatest batsman of his era. may be of all timesss. But remember brothers don't insist on his retirement. If he does then you will know his importance in the Team India, Just as Ganguly is being missed so much in the team now. Why dont you people take into consideration all his efforts and as Abhi Vs mentioned, had he not been in the team in WC, then?

  • dilkul on September 6, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    Is it a physical injury or an injury to the ego caused by the English bowlers who were right on top?

  • kingcobra85 on September 6, 2011, 4:59 GMT

    31 is not old...Badrinath is fitter than most youngsters in the team...If a rahul dravid or Sachin tendulkar can play at 38 and 37 respectively then certain Badri has nearly 7 years of cricket ahead of him. Stop being biased and atleast for once get people with real talent a chance to prove themselves.. Pujara's, rahane's and badri's of this world need to be given test slots immediately and give them atleast 10 matches in a row.

  • nitinkg on September 6, 2011, 4:59 GMT

    I do not understand why Yusuf Pathan is being given such a harsh treatment. He was in the World Cup squad remember.

  • raj_che on September 6, 2011, 4:55 GMT

    For all you people who are crying for Rayudu, Pathan's[yusuf, irfan] and Uthappa to be included. let me put across some recent stats of these guys. Rayudu: recent scores - 0, 18, 51*, 14*,30, 11, 0, 12, 17*, 0, 2, 2. thats an average of 15. how on earth would you want this person to be in the squad?? Yusuf Pathan: 18, 41*, 30, 1, 1, 2, 10, 15*, 26, 36 - again very poor performance, and he has been tried and tested in ODI's. can you people tell me whether he is a batsman or bowler??? Irfan Pathan - this guy has not even played for his ranji side Baroda, please we do not want another half fit circketer. Uthappa: 4, 57, 0, 35, 2, 12, 4. another player who is just not proved himself, be it IPl or ODI. So before posting your comments try to leave aside your own whims and wishes and look who really fits the bill and then post comments.

  • Diwakar on September 6, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    @Abhi Vs: Finally someone talks sense supported by facts. For all those Sachin-baiters/bashers, this should help in getting your head out of the sand.

    BTW, Badri is a fantastic Test cricketer and they do not take him to England. His ODI career has been spotty at best and they ask him to replace Sachin. Is this just their way of appeasing those who are asking for Badri to be given a fair run? The guy has no hope in hell of figuring regularly in the ODI side. So why him when Tiwari and Jadeja are already there? Lip service, Srikkanth and co?

    "Mischief, thou art afoot!"

  • srinideva on September 6, 2011, 4:46 GMT

    @Bobby614

    you are absolutely right buddy... Now he will absolutely 100% fit for the clt20.@Bobby614

  • needgreenpitches4bowlingallrounders on September 6, 2011, 4:46 GMT

    @abhi VS . who cares about centuries.. you want to talk about SRT.. just talk don't talk about this fit for nothing how many centuries? why do u discount gangulys 3 centuries.. going by your talk if SRT any of those centuries is not hit then india would not play next round etc then what about gangulys centuries.. don't try be too much tilted.. everyone hits there share of runs. regarding Ricky ricky is awesome so is srt.. even though SRT averages good in WC that doesn't gaurantee that he has hit all his runs against great teams.. runs are runs.. only problem is we indians treat runs by SRT as something special when in reality we play in cement pitches where centuries are norm and run making is tough and we do realize that most of SRTs centuries are in pure Draws .. also his ODI centuries are on pathectic batsmen friendly pitches.. if we u want to start discarding from other players centuries then discard all centuries made by SRT in indian drawing pitches.. will u? stop talking rubbish

  • Rahul_78 on September 6, 2011, 4:46 GMT

    Badrinath and Ravindra jadeja's selection are baffling. The silver lining is at least Rahane got the chance this time. Ambati Rayudu must be thinking what more he needs to do to get in the Indian team when 7 of its primary players are out with injury. Badri along with M Vijay has already got plenty of opportunities and at his age Badri is not a long term prospect.

  • on September 6, 2011, 4:41 GMT

    @ Abhi Vs Totally agree... He was also the highest scorer for India in the world cups.

    There was a time after 2007 WC when all these guys wanted to sack Sachin and asked for his retirement. If he had done that then, we wouldn't have seen a 200 in One dayers (@ only Sehwag - He did it against South Africa and not against Bangladesh)

  • Joby_George on September 6, 2011, 4:36 GMT

    Sachin is never gonna perform unless he forget about his 100th ton. He plays for records for sure. Never been a match winner, he can never bat under pressure. he dreams a lot about 100th ton which makes him under tremendous pressure. He scores quick 80, then will start crawling by singles to complete his 100.

  • m_rb on September 6, 2011, 4:17 GMT

    why babdrinath... why nt utthapa,.

  • Karthi_2K11 on September 6, 2011, 4:13 GMT

    Badri's call up is the perfect choice even though it was too close to call between Yusuf Pathan and him. At the age of 31, Badri seems to be the fag end of his career, but who can forget the superlative efforts of Herbert Sutcliffe, whose England career started at about the same age as Badri, and look what a career he had! The "Trio" of Virat Kohli (Test debut for India at age of 22), Suresh Raina (Test debut for India at age of 24), and Badri (Test debut for India at almost the age of 30) is the future and they can usher in the golden era of Indian Cricket just as Wally Hammond (debuted in Tests at 24), Jack Hobbs (debuted in Tests at 25), and Herbert Sutcliffe (debuted in Tests at almost the age of 30) did for England. They should give as long a rope to this "Trio" of above-mentioned players as possible, so that we can bask in their glory. I know that this is not exactly the best analogy, as we are talking of ODIs, but we know this is the stepping stone to be selected in Tests also.

  • on September 6, 2011, 4:12 GMT

    It's good chance for UK Staying Indians. Tomorrow you will get a chance to play for Team India. Be ready just 2 weeks to go.

  • mehul_shroff on September 6, 2011, 4:04 GMT

    I think the best way to go forward nos is that Indian team management should build steel armours for all our cricketers and make them wear the armours when they go out to bat. That is the only way we can ensure that our players dont gte injured. Almost each and every player of the frontline Indian team is injured at the moment !!! Surprising, astonishing, disgusting !!!

  • on September 6, 2011, 3:46 GMT

    and even if u see in this 2011 we were still in wc because of his century against eng and SA.Remove his century against SA means low run rate , remove his century vs england that tied match india would had lost easily means out of wc... so we were still alive in wc just because of him. I cannot pity you guys enough.

    I am not talking about people who think he needs to retire. There is a whole other story to it. If you see Kapil Dev as a fast bowler he played for over 20 years (approx). Take number of england players they played even at the age of 42 and 43, whats wrong if he wants to play.Come on Look at him. Who runs faster than him between the wickets in india, Who can still score a 200 runs against SA by playing all of the 50 overs and being not out at the age of 37?

    I don't know if i have any patriotism, but if at all i have any, that is the patriotism for sachin and his contribution to indian cricket.

  • on September 6, 2011, 3:44 GMT

    then in 97 silver jublee cup , in 98 sharjah cup , then in 98-99 3 times coca cola cup , in 2007 commonwealth cup , in 2009 compaq cup...it is max then other indian player next highest is ganguly ie 3 times but in that 2 times sachin played lead role while 1 time kaif and yuvi did it...but i know ur dumb mind dont know anythin about this.. and how can u forget that moment that he gave in 2007 when india beat aus in aus and indian national flag was all over the ground and he was on the shoulders of his fellow players.. this shows his achivements... and let me tell u more sachin is the higest scorer in 96 wc.. and only player to score around 70 in the semi final while no other player even 30 or 40+ in that match is it his fault that india loose rest 8 , 9 wickets for just 17 runs... in 2003 he almost single handedly took india to the wc final , he failed in 1 match and i don't know others did just depending on 1 player , why dont u name it Team Sachin instead of Team INDIA.. cont...

  • only_sehwag on September 6, 2011, 3:42 GMT

    @Selliah Daniel

    You are right..bangladesh and zim seem to be the only options left for him to get his personal milestone..but then, zim is playing well these days and india won't host b'desh till 2020.. maybe granting test status to ireland and hosting them for a couple of tests would do the trick...ireland is a good team, but they would definitely struggle in the initial days in the test arena...that would give the god an opportunity to get his mortal possession of hundredth hundred

  • on September 6, 2011, 3:41 GMT

    1st have ur stats. rickey ponting has played 40+ matches more than sachin in wc and has less 100s than sachin.But Aus won 2 world cups because of too many great players in the team. Look at our team. yakk.. still pretty much dependent on sachin. His avg in wc is 58 while ponting avg is 45, and about ganguly out of his 5 100s 3 have come against minnows like 1 against nambia and 2 against kenya... and if u remove these 3 100s ganguly sucks in wc always failed against big teams.. and his avg will drop to just 20 or 30s.. and now if u think sachin has never performed in a big match... then let me tell u one intresting fact from 1991 to 2011 in 20+ tournments india have won 13 cups out of that sachin has participated in 12 and won india 11 cups only time he failed was in 2002 vs eng in natwest, infact he was the one who took india to finals in that series too, now let me tell u about these cups in initial perios of 1991- 1995 he won india asia cup and one more cup , then 96 Titan Cup cont.

  • on September 6, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    I have got a feeling that even if all the start players feature in CLT20 it may be a huge failure. Some of these players have seriously let their country down.

  • on September 6, 2011, 3:24 GMT

    Probably a last chance for Badrinath. It would be interesting to see who Fletcher-Dhoni co select from Badrinath, Tiwary and Jadeja.

  • devalyagnik2003 on September 6, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    @jhony_129 I am agreed to your comments buddy, its true,, just before this series everyone was saying Dravid should be dropped!! and now they are all saying sachin is this and that... but this is nothing new for Indian players... silly people used to forget what they did in past for Country... and I heard or read the comment which says that sachin never won matches for country n all again n again n again!! but the fact is he has the most man of the match award PER match!! that does mean he won more matches for country compare to others! and his average is higher in final matches then his overall matches this is a FACT which most of them don't know!! just a simple question, how can one get HIGHEST man of the match award with out winning a match for his team!! its shameful for someone to blame Sachin or Dravid's commitment towards team...

  • Salmanghani on September 6, 2011, 3:04 GMT

    There is now an urgent need for Indian Cricket team to tour Zimbabwe or Bandladesh to achieve 2 things. 1) Regain fitness and form of all players 2) For God sake, plz help sachin to complete his 100th century and ask him to retire and continue playing IPL :)

  • johnathonjosephs on September 6, 2011, 2:55 GMT

    Was just watching highlights of India vs South Africa in the WC (will upload the match soon on Youtube) and saw tendulkar's century. Unbeliable stuff. The guy had a strike rate of 200 until 30-36 runs.... I hope he doesn't retire soon, the man's been brilliant even in old age

  • 443MANU on September 6, 2011, 2:49 GMT

    Wow.........amazing really good to hear something nice after such a long and worst tour of Indians..........a very good player indeed has joined india's team very nice 2 hear..............one of the most consistent batsmen ever in domestic as well as t20's!!!!..............quite amazing is'nt it..............he should get a every single chance of playing in the playing eleven...................I was expecting him when rohith sharma was injured but it was manoj tiwary who made it.....I was quite disappointed when I heard it was manoj.........but now I am extremely happy as India atleast can save there ODI matches..................dhoni should make him play in every possible matches here after....... CHAKDE INDIA

  • RightArmOver2011 on September 6, 2011, 2:28 GMT

    Tendulkar fails in a series and is all of a sudden injured with a sore toe??? Harden up, Punter played half the ashes and world cup with a broken finger, yet he never used it as an excuse when he failed. Shows you what is more important, no wonder punter has 100 test wins under he's belt.

    It also seems that alot of Indian fans are more worried about Sachin getting he's 100 international tons, rather than worrying about the poor performance of the team and bench strength. He should retire from ODI's he has achieved everything just about in them.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 6, 2011, 2:15 GMT

    I think this is a nice ploy to excuse himself due to fear of failure. Dravid is getting all the accolades and attention much to the dismay of a paper god when his 'unique' hitherto unheard of personal milestone is around the corner. How can the public and the damn media give such importance to Dravid? ;)

  • on September 6, 2011, 1:45 GMT

    Please bring back IRFAN PATHAN

  • bhanuma_nagadeep on September 6, 2011, 1:16 GMT

    @Bhargav Shah: dont judge a player by looking at 3 games....he is the most consistent player in domestic....he scored runs not only in indian pitches but also against all oppositions (in aus, in SA) in all countries......dont forget his debut match in SL where he won the match for IND(MoM for that match) when all others were struggling to score 100 runs in those SL pitches...selectors labelled him not suited for ODIs after that but hasnt given him any opportunity in Tests... Look at his performances in IPL(format which is least suited for his technique)...am sure he is good for ODIs too

  • hellraiser.. on September 6, 2011, 0:55 GMT

    Finally India got lucky as got rid of players who failed so many times recently. Players like rahane, virat and rohit should be included in the squad and sachin etc. should be rested for forever for the sake of team.

  • on September 5, 2011, 23:37 GMT

    All this technically correct batsman talk is rubbish. When the ECB allowed players to come to England to play county cricket in droves, any batsman who applied himself properly batted with great success from ball one. The four greatest batsmen of all time: Bradman, Sobers, Viv Richards and Lara were all unorthodox; but their records in England are all impeccable. On the other hand, Tendulkar with whom people associate good technique, has just completed his second consecutive tour to England in 4 years; having played 7 test matches, completing 14 innings at an average of 34; not being able to score a single 100. Carl Hooper, arguably is the best technicl player the world has ever seen. Boycott said: "If batting was a beauty contest Hooper would have been queen"; but he lacked application why he's not counted among the greats. Dravid's success is more application than technique. So if a player can bat, good or bad technique, once he can apply himself properly he would be successful.

  • on September 5, 2011, 22:51 GMT

    There appears to be too much of importance towards Tendulkar and his having to get his one hundred international hundred. If that hundred is the most important hundred for him then it is incumbant to stay fit and play cricket which is his job. He was fit for IPL and needed rest from West Indies tour and wanted the stage in England for his show piece. Everything was null and void. Winning towards the country is more important than personal mile stones. Why is that so many Indian cricket players are injury prone. may be due they being physically not in good shape. It would be most desireable for Tendulkar to await a series with Bangladesh or Zimbabwe to accomplish his dream for personal glory where India would win a series with both these countries with or without him. His playing when he is tired or physically unfit is a source of distraction to the entire Indian team.

  • yorkshirematt on September 5, 2011, 22:39 GMT

    This club v country debate among Indian fans is very interesting. It is exactly the same as when the England football team get knocked out of the world cup early. The argument is that the mercenary players value the money they "earn" playing for Manchester United, chelsea, Liverpool etc more than they value playing for their country. In english cricket however players generally value playing for England more than their counties (which annoys me as a Yorkshireman but you can't have it both ways I suppose). Possibly because, if there is much difference in wages, there is probably slightly more money to be earned playing international cricket. Although I like to think England's good performances recently are more down to their skills and pride in wearing the Three Lions.

  • Trushit on September 5, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    what wrong has the poor yusuf pathan done??? y cant he get an exposure ahead of all those??? m sure hes strong enough not to get injured ;-)

  • BravoBravo on September 5, 2011, 22:19 GMT

    In the picture, he really looks in pain (both physically and mentally) and appear dejected. God help him.

  • on September 5, 2011, 21:55 GMT

    i think this is good for Indian cricket, what they should do now is get rid of dravid (one of the greatest players of all time) and start looking to the future...looking forwards to seeing an exiting odi series

  • on September 5, 2011, 21:12 GMT

    Badrinath, joke of the day-didn't do anything in WI and how selectors are expecting miracle from him in England, English team is in super form right now, doesn't matter weather it's test or Oneday

  • Bobby614 on September 5, 2011, 21:11 GMT

    why can't players like Sachin opt out of IPL and take complete rest and be fit for international series ...He opts out of Windies tour but plays IPL.. I think will continue playing till he gets the 100th hundred..He will not retire till then, keep playing IPL's and only self-pick International tours.. I know Sachin never plays for records, that's why he slows down when he reaches 90's score :) :)

  • on September 5, 2011, 21:01 GMT

    we already lost 4 test and 20/20 and-even doesn't look bright one day series too-help selector to find the players who can play short ball and bowl fast in english condition

  • iliastop11 on September 5, 2011, 20:49 GMT

    where is yusuf pathan. this is more than enough

  • m_ilind on September 5, 2011, 20:43 GMT

    @knan: U still got two spots up for grabs, that's unbelievable! wait til next game, they'll soon be fighting over them!

  • on September 5, 2011, 20:39 GMT

    please stop complaining, enjoy the cricketplease stop complaining, enjoy the cricket

  • serious-am-i on September 5, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    what would I do if I was the head of BCCI at this point in time ? Will not permit any injured player to represent their clubs in the CLT20 even if they are declared 100% fit because , because I feel they need to rest now may be for future tours just like the players are resting before and after the IPL in the name of rest. Period!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 20:23 GMT

    Too bad we wont get to see Tendulkar in the ODIs. Hopefully, he will recover without incident in time for the WI tour. It is time for the wannabes to shine so that the next generation can be identified.

  • on September 5, 2011, 20:22 GMT

    These are the results of the ICC and BCCI not making special reservations for the ipl. Don't you realize that majority of the injured players played ipl? Dhoni and rania are the only survivors i think. Did dravid play the entire ipl? I wonder why he's able to keep immaculate fitness.

  • Nathan_123 on September 5, 2011, 20:09 GMT

    What the Indian fans don't understand is the mentality of the Selectors. Indian selectors are well experience people, who have played the game at the highest level and knows the game in and out. One can understand where the selectors are coming from. They are consistent in their selection policy and selecting players according to the condition. In Bathri's case he is one of the technically correct batsman in India. To play in England you need someone like Badrinath to bat in the middle order. Do you guys seriously believe that Robin Uttappa or Irfan Pathan can bat in the middle or against the moving ball?

  • WTEH on September 5, 2011, 20:09 GMT

    Well how about retiring Sachin. I don't think you need to worry about anyone catching up on you. You'll be safe for at least 3 decades. Retire respectively now. Pls allow youngsters to play the game.

  • MaruthuDelft on September 5, 2011, 19:34 GMT

    @sanjay37b, You are right abot tendulkar. Failing this tour is a massive blot. Other blots; he doesn't pull n hook enough as other great batsmen, he is not comfortable in reaching boundaries if the field is spread, his batting in nineties is embarassing, he doesn't believe in the seemingly unbelievables/honour so he gives it up if the target is extraordinary(everyone would remember how he failed to try to avoid innings defeat against SA in the last tour), he is not a player capable of batting at any position and although he wouldn't admit he is a selfish cricketer. He is a great batsman but now I believe Lara and Ponting are better in his era. When he was demolishing Aussies in the nineties I thought he was the best since Viv Richards but he has wrecked his reputaion.

  • on September 5, 2011, 19:25 GMT

    ok i have got a question.. saurav tiwary was in the odi squad until the wc.. why was he dropped? i think he's a better player than tiwary.. badrinath never looks confident in the crease

  • on September 5, 2011, 19:15 GMT

    Still no Ambatti Rayadu. Do we need either Shivlal Yadav or Venkatapathy Raju to become the selector to select him huh !!

  • on September 5, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    Why can't they call Dinesh Karthik up? He seemed to be in good form in the IPL, plus he's played before in England. Why call Manoj Tiwary ahead of him ?

  • on September 5, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    badrinath only 7 odi and 79 runs. robin uthappa, irfan pathan, murali vijay better option.

  • Avi56 on September 5, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    look at the list of players not in the indian team 1.Sehwag 2. Gambhir 3.Yuvraj 4.Sachin 5.Zaheer 6.Bhajji 7.Ishant and many more to come.These players dont play only during series with a comparitively weaker team say zim or bangladesh....But the team is facing england. India's Fate is sealed..

  • knan on September 5, 2011, 18:43 GMT

    My injured XI - Sachin, Sehwag, Gambhir, Rohit, Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Zaheer, Nehra,Ishant . Two slots still open - wicket keeper and a middle order slot. Any nominations ?

  • sanjay37b on September 5, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    It's a big lesson to learn from england tour.Nobody is indispensable and India should look ahead to build up new team.India has talent but is not looked after the way it should be.We must look beyond Sachin,Rahul,Laxman,Zaheer,Harbhajan as they are already on the verge of being dropped from all forms of the game.Fitness is key and it will be difficult for above players to maintain it @100%.Now all know,sachin is not god.Swan rightly predicted in july 2011 - sachin won't score 100th international 100 for another six months.He will reach that milestone but it will be difficult.Youngsters are getting chance in england and they will be benefited playing against best team and under different weather conditions.All the best New Look Indian Team.

  • pawanmp on September 5, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    yet again they choose club over country,they only play for $$$[apart from their endorsements/ads] and thats why i guess cricket is not a part of any world class events like olympics[ i know it takes a lot of time one whole day for a match,even if its T20 i doubt bcci will send their main team]. btw why there are so many CSK players in the side? is CSK the only club? wheres uthappa,rayudu and other young guns... gosh!! finally sachin makes way for youngsters :D

  • on September 5, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    yougster manish pandey should have been selected and yusuf pathan should have been in place of jadeja

  • on September 5, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Ambati Raydu, seriously???? Which world are you guys living in? Both Uthappa and Irfan will never represent India again and there is a very remote chance for Ambati Raydu as well. He hasnt done anything yet, not even in IPL

    Badri is a Test player, given the options i would have gone for Yusuf Pathan.

  • MijanurRahman on September 5, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    Still no Pathans. Who is gonna bowl 50 overs?

  • hemamurali on September 5, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    Badrinath is not the right selection. Instead, Yousuf Pathan may be tried though he is not consistant. Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Irfan Pathan etc.. have talent in lot, but the selection committee appears "not to have faith" in them. Uthappa and Irfan may be particularly good in slag overs, to accelerate the run rate. Why don't the selectors apply their minds? It seems, they don't respect the same and they have their own priorities.

  • devalyagnik2003 on September 5, 2011, 17:56 GMT

    at least don't forget the fact that Sachin has played many innings with a lot of pain.. I have seen him cramping, yelling with pain and still going for big shots when needed... I can find a lot of photos and videos where you can see how much he was suffering while playing big innings and if because he failed in one series (where he played much better then most of the other Indian batsman though) everyone started talking about his commitment!! Just before this series he had 78 runs average in tests for last two years!! at an age of 38 with so many injuries!!

  • Satish-Fonda on September 5, 2011, 17:53 GMT

    I do not agree with Johnny_129's comments. Sachin has never won the matches or saved matches for India, except one or two. On the other hand, Dravid has played a big role in saving and winning matches for India, but was always overshadowed by Sachin. Scoring 99 centuries and most number of runs are not the two things that make a bastman great, but one who saves and wins the match is the great like Dravid who has never been in any sort of controversy or match fixing issue, It is very difficult for India to come back very hard on England with limited options, but these players 1) parthiv 2>Rahane 3>Rahul Dravid 4>Kohli 5>Raina 6>M.S.Dhoni 7>R.Ashwin 8>Ravindra jadeja 9>Praveen Kumar 10>R.P.Singh 11>Munaf Patel 12>S.badrinatth would give a touch fight to England. Ravindra Jadeja should be given a few more matches to play and prove his worthiness. He is the right person to fill in for Rohit Sharma; he is a good fielder, bastman and good bowler and will give Dhoni an additional bowler

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:52 GMT

    Still the question remains.....WHY NOT UTHAPPA????

  • devalyagnik2003 on September 5, 2011, 17:51 GMT

    You can blame youngsters for giving preference to IPL but for Sachin and Dravid on one side since few years people were saying they should give chance to youngsters and now when they pull out from some of the series they are saying they are not giving preference to country and playing in IPL! even before IPL started they decided not to play T20 and pull out from some of the ODI series to give youngsters chance! but they always played test series... just because of a lost test series (of course the way they lost is not acceptable) everyone now are saying Sachin and Dravid and Laxman are this and that n so on.. I am sure if Dravid also have failed he might get the same comments and in next series if he fails he will get this kind of comments... just grow up! Sachin played for 21 years for country and still you guys are blaming him for his commitment towards country is insane... you can read the column again it says that he won't play Champions league either!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:47 GMT

    michael vaughan loves to talk trash but he would do well to remember thow many games he avoided playing for england using a dodgy knee as an excuse....not that it would matter much.

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:44 GMT

    This is all as result of 'over use ' injury and poor rehab program.Still time we learnt our lesson...Ranji Trophy should be used as ' warm up' for the ensuing season and gradual build up Internationals should be program.This was in vogue many many years ago when ' health was wealth'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • howizzat on September 5, 2011, 17:42 GMT

    No worries all injured will fit and raring to go for IPL, the mother of all tournaments fromBCCI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rsurya on September 5, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    I will not watch this ODI series as my God is injured.

  • BoonBoom on September 5, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    Either BCCI bring Yousef Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Robin Uthapa, Badrinath or Bhootnath, India cannot avoid another white wash in ODI.... Just wait n see...

  • jazzfreak on September 5, 2011, 17:33 GMT

    Mr K Srikkanth at his best Badri fails against a lesser team like the WI and he is given another chance against a superior team like England that too in their weather and on their turf Way to go Srikkanth Give Badri a long rope like you did to Dinesh Karthick and after he hangs himself like Karthick did you can switch to the real potential batsmen like Ambati Rayudu of Baroda Meanwhile we would have lost some more matches

  • Ganchu on September 5, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    Who will be the next casualty, Due respect to Mr.Badri he is best suited to test cricket but our wise selectors not giving him a chance to play in test cricket but instead ruining his carier in one day cricket

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:27 GMT

    Wr is India's genuine ODI talent--- Robin Uthappa,Yusuf Pathan,Murali Vijay ? Don't know wt d selecters r lukin for?

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:26 GMT

    They selected the man who was dropped from the team after poor performance in WI. He is selected before the players who played well in Australia in Imerging Players Squad. I think Team India is being Chennai Super Kings. This ridiculous. I am going to hate Indian Selectors and stop watching CSK players.

    Ohh GOD please give some sence to INDIAN SELECTORS. Where's SS Tiwary, RV Uthappa and A Rayudu???

  • fabsachin on September 5, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    i am dead sure that ambanis wont allow him to miss teh tournament... he is teh revenue churner for them... there is no way that he will miss it.. BCCI should take teh blame for injury mangement... some gap between tours is advisable... not much is lost.. its only a series... BCCI shud take lessons form here.. and treat players like human beings and not commodities... WC was just 6 months back... and teh whole team is gone...nearly teh whoel playing 11 has changed....

  • m_ilind on September 5, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    For the first time, the team that went on the tour will be different from the team that will come back. That's quite an effort by the BCCI. In future, they may as well keep the A team on standby for this!

  • MdAshfaq on September 5, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    Yousuf Pathan will be the right person to give to answer to Mr. Nasir Hussain & Mr. Michel Wan if he get success

  • Johnny_129 on September 5, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    To all the people out here criticising SRT for being injured, suggesting that he will be fit (or saving himself) for the IPL, SHAME ON YOU! SRT has served India to the best of his abilities for more than 20 yrs - the whole time he has given 100% with an unblemished record, no disciplinary issues, no match fixing issues, no acts that would bring India into bad light. Yet after all this, some of you worthless pieces have the unmitigated impudence to question and criticise him. SRT has been the greatest servant to Indian cricket (even if you argue that he has not been the best player/ batsman - that's a separate argument). I am based in Australia and I can tell you SRT is THE MOST HIGHLY REGARDED player (Aust players inclusive) - from reading some of your pathetic posts, it seems SRT is more appreciated in all other parts of the world accept India! It saddens me to see this treatment of a true servant of Indian cricket. You deserve lazy players like Sreesanth & Rohit Sharma!

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    lol now after replacing sachin with badri , everyone is going against srikanth .... but they closed their mouth when manoj tiwary was selected ....

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    yet another pulled out...know why...coz they dont get injured while playing..so that they can run all over for champions league...everyone knows that

  • ani_cric on September 5, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    Have Another IPL this september ...Sachin will be FIT ... He normally is not fit to play for the country ..but always ready for IPL .... He deserves Bharat Ratna .. we sachin fans lack common sense

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:17 GMT

    I have seen the earlier comments and it is easy to make out that the thinking of present day Indian fan is kind of 'care a damn on the abominable test performance of India' and ' more than happy to see 'our limping greats' manage to perform on the IPL type games ' Not much future ahead for Indian cricket have we ?

  • chrisgus on September 5, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    should have called in Mukund or Rayudu

  • ajeet_211 on September 5, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    not to worry,still i feel India will comeback without these injured big shots who always give preference to their club instead of country. 1.still The wall stands long 2.Rahane and parthiv 3.Dhoni,Virat and Raina there are great opportunity for Tiwary and Badrinath and No need Injured players 1.Sachin-38 2.Yuvi-29 3.Sehwag-33 4.Gauti-29 5.Zak-33 6.Bhajji-30 7.Sharma-23 he can opted if he fit 100% sack all choose Fit team who can give their 100 % Best Team combination for Tommarrow Match 1>parthiv 2>Rahane 3>Rahul Dravid 4>Kohli 5>Raina 6>M.S.Dhoni 7>R.Ashwin 8>Ravindra jadeja 9>Praveen Kumar 10>R.P.Singh 11>Munaf Patel 12>S.badrinatth India will Rock India can win the series. just keep finger crossed.

  • MdAshfaq on September 5, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    Where is Yousuf Pathan, they should call Yousuf Pathan to blast English bolwers like he did in South Africa

  • Dowite77 on September 5, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    India can now prepare a flat wicket for Tendulkar to make his 100th first class 100. Nice and convenient. And nobody will remember how miserably he failed in England!

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:07 GMT

    Common selectors, where is Ambati Rayudu. Doesnt he fit into this Indian team or what. I have seen in him the same elegance that of Rohit Sharma. He is a class act. I can't believe he hasn't made the cut even after such injuries. With full respect to Badrinath, he is a better test player. If Dravid got injured it makes sense to sent in Badri. We don't need two players of the same category in this team.

  • maja2834 on September 5, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    Of all the injuries only Sachin's I believe must be serious otherwise he never shies off the competition. Also he never plays for money like other young brigade as Gautam , Dhoni or yuvraj . I dont see him playing at champions league .

  • Shahnawajhossain on September 5, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    Again Badrinath....after a disgusting show in WI. He may be a good ranji cricketer, may be a good IPL criciketer...but in international cricket simply he is useless. Why not Aniruddha Srikanth....he is a opener....and son of Mr. Srikanth too.....got surprised not to see him.

  • deeplya on September 5, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    We will win tomorrow...............for sure......

  • Tendulkars_Tennis_Elbow on September 5, 2011, 16:56 GMT

    Go Badri. dont worry about the consequences and simply kick some ass. you have the talent.

  • mensan on September 5, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    Tendulkar can't miss CL. He is the main entry in MI CL ads. But I wonder what Shahrukh Khan is doing in CL ads?

  • ashu.lifeisbeautiful on September 5, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    We have a packed schedule for another 5 months, so look out for more injuries and burnouts. Raina, Kohli, Dhoni, Praveen Kumar they are all in the line of fire. Happy for Badri, anyone can have a bad series, here he gets a chance to redeem himself.

  • Chennai_Voice on September 5, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    OMG cricinme! you have just posted what I am about to comment here. Sachin will definitely be fit for Champions League. Whata great player and he may even score 100th century not for India but for Ambani. Great players always rise to the occassions with an exemption of personal occassion here!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:51 GMT

    Saurabh tiwari, Rayudu and Yusuf pathan are completely ignored. Do they need to be with Chennai super kings to be able to get a place in Indian team??

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:51 GMT

    Murali Vijay Would have been proper replacement

  • Jazz_Indiasupporter on September 5, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    well u can't really expect much if all the Indians are concerned about the IPL and the champions league and how much money they are earning from that. but i totally agree with cricinme

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    I guess murali vijay replacing for sachin...almost correct....now badrinath replacing sachin Lol......Srikanth will everytime keeping beside(murali vijay,badrinath)for replacing some one with injury ....!sourab tiwary got chance he played well...but y not selected...y not uthappa...may be outofform but y not sourab tiwary....badrinath,vijay,aswin all IPL players....and tamilnadu players...

  • Romenevans on September 5, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    SURE! No worries mumbai indian fans. He'll be fine by the time CLT20 arrives. WHo cares about playing for india? So no worries, you'll definitely see him playing for Mumbai Idiots and thrashed by CSK again for sure. OH Yeah, and the daily soap daram of "100th 100" will continue till the time ajinkya rahane gets his 50th year and end up playing for some kinky rajasthan royal and mumba i ranji team, because sachin will still be playing for his 100th 100.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    adnan kayani....u r spot on mate......he'll play for MI in the champions league

  • xylo on September 5, 2011, 16:37 GMT

    wow... badrinath? isn't it a known fact that he is more of a test player rather than an ODI player? I am confused that he hasn't got to play in any international test matches, but is being asked to prove himself in ODIs. He should have been the test replacement for Yuvraj instead of Kohli.

  • reghuh on September 5, 2011, 16:22 GMT

    Badrinath shud b in test squad ....not in ODI squad especially when Dravid is already there.Should have announced someone like Saurabh Tiwari/Ambati Rayudu or even Yusuf Pathan instead.....

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:22 GMT

    Why Badrinath...he was terrible flop in many chances he got.....the chance should have gone to either manish pandey or manoj tiwary , both of whom done exceedingly week in the emerging players tour in Australia.... Badrinath is getting too many chances.....not good.... U r replacing an opener with a middle order (Ordinary ) batsman...I think Uncle sreekanth is helping this guy out.....carry on guys... we will never improve......

  • MaruthuDelft on September 5, 2011, 16:13 GMT

    Go Badri Go Go Badri Go Go Badri Go Go Badri Go Grab it this time Badri Go for your strokes Don't leave strokes in the dressing room Make Tamilnadu n India proud Go Badri Go

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    It is evident that when you treat a human being like an android then the result will be like what happened to the 9 of the current indian cricketers and the counter is not stopped yet.It is not a good sign for indian cricket.Bcci should have to conduct a review on indian cricket soon to avoid these kind of hazards which could make indian cricket team vulnerable for the future tours.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:08 GMT

    One is saying that Sachin cannot complete his 100th Century. But I am too optimistic and say at least 110 centuries he will have while retiring, may be more than that as Sachin keeps something special always like his double hundred in ODI. I would say, it is not Eng who beat the India, injuries have defeated our hopes. It is not because of IPL or anything because IPL is there from 2008. It is the IPL who gave bunch of talents and now they are lining up for India. It was just a bad luck for India as most of the key players injured(8 top guns are in the list). If this is happened to teams Aus, SL and SA, none will recover from it. That is only happened to India. if India can lineup all of their stars I say stars, they are unbeatable on any surface. Luckily Eng got an injured tiger. Instead of supporting our players who made proud for us for the last 3-4 years, most are bashing them. That is unfair as they have cheered many times in the recent past even.Please learn to support our team.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    I don't think it matters much in terms of batting at this point in one day matches. India has two problem their bowling and poor umpiring. Surprisingly enough, wrong decisions were made and on a consistent basis. Questions should be asked whether its a mistake or true patriotism on the part of umpires. If these things continues then India may follow what English umpires did. Ultimately the game will loose its beauty. Therefore, appropriate authority should consider that.

  • Alexk400 on September 5, 2011, 16:04 GMT

    Dhoni not injured yet ? Hmm surprise. Dhoni injury will complete the tour. Whole indian team is more mentally unfit than physically. Even small scratch beome life threatenig injury. hahaha.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    badrinath????????????/ are the indian selector joing?????????? this is insane... what about s.tiwary? m.pandey? y.pathan? man.. i hate this selcetion pannel...

  • dariuscorny on September 5, 2011, 16:00 GMT

    that day i hrd Ravi Shastri said"to hell with people saying anything,Gambhir shud play in champions league if he feels he can play there".i mean these people dont care bout what are peoples's sentiments.they just want huge profits to hell with the players fitness.its a kind of "player exploitation".they dont care about the gradual decrease of quality of cricket in India.they endorse the statements of the franchisees.as their pockets are filled with their money.what if gauti suffers another fatal injury and his career gets instake.i still remember R shastri some years back advocated for players union to raise voice against player burnout.see how money can change minds.hats off Indian Cricket Administration for ruining India's cricketing future.every possible effort made by u is working

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    fitness levels are awful and bad luck too. Zaheer, Ishant, Harbhajan, Nehra, Sehwag, Tendulkar all have themselves to blame Gambhir, Yuvraj and Rohit out to freak injuries

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:57 GMT

    Badrinath??? are you seriously kidding me??? i rather see uthappa or even saurabh tiwary in the squad than him... badri always performs in the IPL and the domestic games...and + he is quite old...and never performs in the games that they need him in... rather uthappa is a fighter...should be given a chance... thatss what i think...

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:57 GMT

    Y not Yousuf Pathan??? We need an all rounder at this point..

  • cricinme on September 5, 2011, 15:57 GMT

    Badrinath whenever taken as a replacement has not done well. Ambati Rayudu should be given a chance.

  • jimmy777 on September 5, 2011, 15:54 GMT

    SACHIN WANTS REST BECAUSE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IS NEARING SO HE HAS TO GIVE HIS 200 PERCENT CONTRIBUTION TO THAT SERIES, AND FOR ALL MY FELLOW INDIAN FANS PLEASE GUESS ONE THING SACHIN WILL NEVER GET INJURED WHEN HE PLAYS IN THE IPL OR IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, EVEN IF HE GETS INJURED DURING THOSE TOURNAMENTS HE WILL RECOVER VERY QUICKLY BUT WHEN HE IS PLAYING INTERNATIONAL CRICKET HE GETS INJURED MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, MYSTERIOUS, BECAUSE THE SALARY FOR 1 ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL IS 400000RS, BUT IF PLAYS 50 DAYS OF IPL HE WILL EARN 15 TO 23 CRORES I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT VALUE, WHAT A COMMITMENT TO HIS COUNTRY, HE IS A HYPOCRITE, IF BHARATHA RATNA AWARD WAS GIVEN TO HIM THAT WOULD BE THE BIGGEST DISGRACE FOR THE COUNTRY AS WELL AS THE AWARD.

  • cricinme on September 5, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    No. Probs. He along with Zaheer, Bhajji, Gambhir will be fit for Champions League and IPL.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    how many players in indian team , because all players left out england ,

  • Fluffykins on September 5, 2011, 15:51 GMT

    Will any one last the distance on this tour........

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:45 GMT

    No worries as long as these players are fit enough for next years IPL ;)

  • moko58 on September 5, 2011, 15:44 GMT

    Badri seems to be a Test player who is trying to be a One day player.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    Tendulkar, Sehawag, Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan, Zaheer Khan, Ishan Sharma and Dhoni should be dropped/rested from forthcoming internation matches for at least 12 months, so that they can get treatment, rehab, and participate in domestic matches, and should not be allowed to particpate in CLT20 this month. Select a new team, give chance to new players, groom them for future. Now BCCI should seriously think about producting fast tracks, that would help to produce fast bowlers. Most of the players on injury list are because of rising deliveries or short pitch deliveries. Probably, next would be Raina amoung the injured players and he should only play in India. Indian Government should make it mandatory so that BCCI declares the list of payment each BCCI board member gets including Sharad Pawar. Current problem with the players is only because of BCCI, nobody else.

  • CBVIJAY on September 5, 2011, 15:39 GMT

    First Gambhir.. and now Sachin Tendulkar is getting ready for CLT20. All the Best..!!! Think Money. Not Country.. Because Money more important than Country. Who is Next..??? Waiting for that..

  • Pravej on September 5, 2011, 15:39 GMT

    What a replacement for Sachin the great Badrinath.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:37 GMT

    31-year-"old" Badrinath! 40 runs in three ODIs against the current WI team, so recently; indicative of the current form! I have nothing against Badri. In fact, I had always felt that he was a very good player, recognized a trifle too late in his career. But don't they have anyone in the early 20's, whose visit to England now can be beneficial in the long run? For not only his sake, but also for the sake of the future of Indian Cricket?

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    This is ridiculous! He took rest before the windies series to prepare for this tour but what has happened?? what's the point of taking rest when u can't be fit for tours?? Or is this another rest before the CL! I didn't expect this from sachin. Look at dravid n ponting! They are serving their teams so well despite being 37+. I am 100% sure he will play in the CL and will again need rest for another series! What a shame!

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    this is the outcome of IPL... for god sake ban this bloody IPL.. or else we have to face many humiliations, may even at the hands of china and korea.. who knows.. sos..

  • hemant.aneja on September 5, 2011, 15:33 GMT

    I am betting $1 today that he, Gambhir and anyone else who has been injured, but is needed, will be back in time for CL and IPL. Sehwag, Zak, Yuvi, Ishant are not needed. Bhajji will also recover. It is time someone put a stop to this mockery of the system where players are 'managing' their injuries. Can someone tell them that they would not have got THIS MUCH MONEY had they not been capped players to start with?

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    CSK's gonna defend its title very easily in CL playin the sachnless MI in its pool. With playin all matches in Chennai , CSK chances of winnin the tournament consecutively the second time z v.high. Three of the key domestic players of CSK are likely to get engh match practice in this InD/ ENg tour. gud luck CSK.

  • Moneypenny on September 5, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    Sir Sachin the God? or runaway bride. Paperlions are abandoning the sinking ship. India the real laughing stock. Send him to BD and request on a Govt to Govt level to get the sick oldman a century which he is desperately looking for.Believe or not the worst is still to come in next few months.India's real ranking is below current WI.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    now a days cricketers wont like to play 4 their country same as god think....sachin will not play 4 india in england, but may b for CLT20!!!!!! ths wht IPL give to indian cricket.in WCup all indian shoted INDIA.....INDIA.......INDIA......INDIA now they have 2 say injury............. injury............... injury...................injury!!!!!!!!

  • Stark62 on September 5, 2011, 15:24 GMT

    An injury or saving him for CL?

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    During the first ODI commentary, one reader had posted his chosen 11 to represent India in an imaginary Injured Players' World Championship/ Injured Premier League?. Thought, it will be a good idea, in the context of this news. Here was his team.In the batting order:- 1. Sehwag 2.Tendulkar 3. Gambhir 4. Pujara 5. Yuvaraj 6. Rohit Sharma 7. Dhoni 8. Bhajji. 9. Zahir. 10. Ishant 11. Nehra. And,let me add -- PK can be the 12th man & be kept on the reserve , just in case if one of these gets fit and gets disqualified! As Bobilli Vijaykumar says, "Star Studded Team". WOW !

  • gannyboy on September 5, 2011, 15:22 GMT

    Good to see players like Rahane, P Patel, Badrinath being selected on the basis of their Ranji performances. Finally the selectors understand that IPL is not the criteria to select players.

  • dirtydozen on September 5, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    why is uthappa being neglected continuously or why can't they select a player named yashpal singh he is averaging 48.80 in list a matches

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    the whole indian team should call off their tour, there is no point losing shamelessly and then blaming that we play too much cricket. I wonder how all the injured players get fit when CL is going to start.

  • Sri1967 on September 5, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    Great News....At last Badri get a chance....Badri....you are much better cricketer than so many other's in your country and this is the time for you to prove. Let the bat and fielding do the talking. I'm happy to see you get this break at this age and I'm sure you will do well....All the best mate !!!!!!

  • serious-am-i on September 5, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    Now way to go guys. So, 9 players are officially injured and some players are sent back from home. When are they going to reach ? Just before the final match probably. Excellent management BCCI and selectors. Badrinath, sounds a nice replacement but he struggled against short-pitch stuff in WI, so god knows how he will handle over here.

  • Hsejarvg on September 5, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    So, BCCI has found a scape goat to be blamed. Going by his record in Ranji, its clear that he is a test player. But why he was selected in ODI & not in Test. So sad for a guy like badrinath to be not included in test. I 'm sure he won't perform well.

  • jaga.ra on September 5, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    Sachin replaced by another master(badri).after badluck in wi tour.we hope this time he cement his place in ind team

  • ian_ghose on September 5, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    Do I sound rude, if I say, well for the lack of a better term - he's 'chickening out'? The English press has already done a piece on him during the Test Series calling 10dulkar a 'coward' for not moving out of his comfy chair of No.4 to No. 3, much less open. Maybe, it is time to let the holy cow to the pasture...

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    well dont agree with badri as replacement first viru (opener injured) replaced by rahane no 3 or 4 batsmen its fine coz he opens occasionsly and no 3 batsmen has skills of a opener then gauti (opener ) replaced by a bowling all rounder now sachin by a cleary by a middle order batsmen cleraly no thaving internation level technique

  • Mcgrath-Dravid-Flintoff on September 5, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    he is preparing for champions league. He has his priorities set and India is at the bottom if it. Way to go, sachin

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    i think BCCI like CSK only so they called Badrinath..... , Why not Raydu, Dinesh kartik, Pathan, Sourabh Tiwary , Pandey, Valthaty,................

  • md9620 on September 5, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    I have this feeling ever since he failed to make his 100th international 100 in 4 match test series that he would some how miss one-day leg of the series. Because he knows that if he plays all 5 matches.... there is greater chance of making 100th 100 in one of the oneday matches... which he obviously doesn't like. Now you see he wll return to Indian team only when India plays next test, which ironically against Eng again. Good thinking by him though he has taken it at one of the difficult times Indian Team has ever faced...Go youngsters ...this is your chance to make India proud and learn how to be fit over the years from Sachin and Dravid

  • moturi on September 5, 2011, 15:13 GMT

    To Reduce the injuries and burn out of the players, BCCI need to fix a count for the number of matches a player can play in IPL. FOr the 14 matches teams play in IPL it would be better if the player are allowed to play only 10 matches.

  • BravoBravo on September 5, 2011, 15:08 GMT

    In this photograph he looks in pain (physical or mental or both??) and kind of dejected. God Bless Him.

  • SnowSnake on September 5, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    This happened to Malinga and SL. I think India should stop playing test and ODI cricket and only focus on IPL. This charade of injuries is not fooling anyone. Everyone appears to be fit for IPL and then eveyone gets injured for the rest of the year.

  • vamshi_teamindia on September 5, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    Wat the hell..................what is happening to indian team!! Every player should concentrate on his own fitness! Look at rahul Dravid how fit he is at the age of 38, he also has played loadz of cricket for 3 months now! i think Dravid,Raina and kohli are only the players who take care of their fitness........! coming to the 2d odi india dont have the 7th batsmen to play. they might go with 5 bowlers..............jadeja and tiwary are yet to join the team! BCCI should be blamed for this............

  • Suneel84 on September 5, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    how these people can say these things about sachin........he is great cricketing son, he is the one who has given us such precious moments......i simply love sachin..........get well soon sachin.......the 100th ton is on....dont you worry.....

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    This is India A vs England

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:00 GMT

    Well players are match fit out of nowhere for the IPL circus but they are often unfit for the national team & especially during the crucial overseas tour. If Badrinath was to be picked up then why select Jadeja ahead of him? Or why select Manoj Tiwary ahead of him? And now who's going out next...MSD....or Suresh Raina as he too haven't done anything great in the entire tour.Well players are match fit out of nowhere for the IPL circus but they are often unfit for the national team & especially during the crucial overseas tour. If Badrinath was to be picked up then why select Jadeja ahead of him? Or why select Manoj Tiwary ahead of him? And now who's going out next...MSD....or Suresh Raina as he too haven't done anything great in the entire tour.

  • kancnaic on September 5, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    I don't know why some players are in the Indian team and why some players are not.While the selectors are very harsh on players like Uttappa and Irfan they are very lenient on Tivaries and Jadejas

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    I completely agree with NRI-.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    The injury is understandable. Sachin, gambhir, harbhajan and others will be match fit magically for champions league. I bet!

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    I will not be surprised if there is a news item before the Australia tour that the entire Indian team and coach are injured while picking up their luggage from the conveyor belt and have to return home from the airport without before the first tour match. The tour gets cancelled. This team has set very low standards for fitness that no other country can match.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:55 GMT

    Badrinath deserves the chance,But India needs a player who is attacking,Why is yusuf and Irfan Being ignored this much?

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:55 GMT

    How Long will they ignore Uthappa.....selectors should have shown a little faith in this batsman.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    This is bad for csk.dhoni , raina,ashwin and now badrinath playing in englandwhile other ipl teams players are relaxing in india. this is unfair bcci. :P

  • mrcool on September 5, 2011, 14:52 GMT

    Here comes badri but no uthappa.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:52 GMT

    Sad that all the players getting injured at the same time. Well, this gives opportunity of other players. Either from IPL or Domestic team. Lets hope the another set of 11 players are always ready to replace when set 1 team gets injured/retires.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:49 GMT

    Who will be the replacement of sachin anyone please tell me ,... BCCI should think abt Pathan Brothers OR Valthaty...............

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    Why aren't they giving Robin Uthappa another chance ? Even Saurabh Tiwari was not in bad form either !

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    @dalajit pls stop comparing srt to Dravid there Is no comparison in last 3yrs srt has scored over an avg of 76 in tests while Dravid avg 42 what about south africa if it was not srt then another whitewash would have been on cards Dravid was not thrown out cause team was winning regarding ppl suggesting he will play cl t20 he will be out for 4weeks so he won't play clt 20 guys pls don't disgrace our god of cricket

  • brixcc on September 5, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    deeplya - can I have your ticket then please? I am a cricket lover, I try to love the game, and NOT just worship ONE player - although you should see my shrine to Graeme Swann in my garden shed, it's well worth a visit!

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    Sachin injury and his going back to India exposed the management of Indian team for fitness and medical attention

    Key points are Sachin 's this injury is extention of previous injury to the same toe which naturally was not healed and while taken rest from WI tour he did not take care of it at London while he was resting.

    He is for his record of 100 th century and force to play even when he is not fit Half fit players should never be selected. Due to same reason Sewag failed miserably. There had been too many and frequent injuries to fingers while batting and ankle injuries to fast bowlers. I am sure both these injuries can be prevented easilyby developing and providing better hand gloves and ankle guards . Ishant sharma should not be selected till his ankles are perfect

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    another CSK member..........remove Srikanth from the selection committee.....

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    @Dalajit : where was Rahul Dravid before WI tour, was he invisible or what? I kept looking for his name in the scorecard for years and was disappointed for years before that even though he only played Tests. and What contribution are you talking about, we lost all three tests in which he scored a 100 even on this tour. Talk about being an ultimate opportunist and there goes guys like you!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    Manoj Tiwari is a very good batsman,He have the full potentially to deliver,188 run innings in Austraila in recent emerging cricket was awesome.Most bogus captain,Dhoni must gave Manoj chance in all the remaining games.

  • anshu.s on September 5, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    I wish all these Ipl bashers shutup for once n all .....Harsh truth is in professional sports club system is supreme be it in football,basketball,nfl,tennis,nhl so why cricket should be any differrent.....understand one thing if you are a cricket lover it shouldn't bother u weather Sachin is making runs for Mumbai Indians or India....pls stop thsi jingoism in name of nationalism.......Ipl gives a chance for 300 odd plyers to shine n be in media spotlight unlike national team which is monopolised by 15 players r so

  • cric4lyf on September 5, 2011, 14:33 GMT

    Good for India..Tendulkar was unable to perform as predicted against good teams. Ypoung guns might do sumthing for India. Chak de india

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:33 GMT

    hahaha he is not injured!! he was dropped from the squad :D Dhoni preparing for so many excuses now!

  • jokuttz on September 5, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    d major thing is the indians dont hav a bakup list ..if one gets injuried..jst draft some1 else to the squard...dey dun evn luk d international performances..jst see if the guy performed wel in d domestics...i stil wonder y arent we optiing for robin uthappa..?he played wel in england last tym around...im sure tiwary wil b a huge flop again!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:31 GMT

    This wasn't anything new or unexpected...though his presence makes a huge difference...its not a big deal..he has not played ODIs for India other than WC for a long time now...But the real worry is that they haven't named a replacement...they are kidding...what if another batsman gets injured..they will have to pick 5 batsmen... as if they are the strongest people in the world..they dont need a replacement...!!! And also why was manoj tiwary...what fault did saurabh tiwary do..he has a list a avg of 47...and manoj has one of 38...senseless selections...goddd...please save India!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    It is evident that when you treat a human being like an android then the result will be like what happened to the 9 of the current indian cricketers and the counter is not stopped yet.It is not a good sign for indian cricket.Bcci should have to conduct a review on indian cricket soon to avoid these kind of hazards which could make indian cricket team vulnerable for the future tours.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    BCCI CANT AFFORD MORE EXPENSE , THEY ARE SAVING NOW FOR CLT20

  • longlivecricket on September 5, 2011, 14:26 GMT

    So the 100th 100 will now be scroed on Indian soil... courtesy curators. There is nothing new about this. It is history that whenever India needed Tendulkar, he was not there. He never performed when it really mattered. To me he is like a White Elephant to the Indian Cricket. Should be grounded like the great air craft 'Concord' or I think 'Titanic' is more appropriate.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:22 GMT

    Is it time that we start asking "why not" instead of "why"

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:22 GMT

    He is going home to practice for CLT20 !!!!!!

  • JustOUT on September 5, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Praying for u Sachin.. MI needs u in CLT20. We wanna see ur 100th 100 in CLT20.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:19 GMT

    Ya indians all are playin continously for a long time... Its frustrating to see lot of ppl in that injury list.. Even more frustrating to see god of cricket " Mr. Tendulkar" is injured. You knew he is the best and his achievement in world cricket. I can tell surely he too dont want it. Neither we indians. He had lot of injury in the past he battled that and fighted back.. He will be back with a bang. As a fan of Indian cricket team and Mumbai indians team i pray god for his speedy recovery. Get well soon MASTER..

  • crikbuff on September 5, 2011, 14:16 GMT

    Sachin, Gambhir, Harbhajan, Rohit, Ishant will all become magically fit for the Chamions League T20 - The most important tournament in the whole world of cricket

  • Rebellious on September 5, 2011, 14:15 GMT

    Another youngster will take Sachin's place - and irrelevant of how well he does, when the great man returns, the poor young bloke will get banished back to the domestic slog. How many such solid young middle order bats has India lost due to these dramas ? When will the Pujara's, Badrinath's and Tiwary's be allowed to play two series in a row on merit ? Sachin should stop being greedy enough to go on any longer killing any more future young stars and call it quits. Nothing better than doing so at your peak isnt it ? Or perhaps may be let one of the teams let him get done with this ever so looked forward to 100th I'national ton - that should spark a retirement thought if at all. I mean nothing personal against a man who has entertained us for over 2 decades but there is a shelf life for everyone and eveything. Perhaps the onus is on BCCI to waive the white flag, if they are bold enough at all !!

  • rchandar1 on September 5, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    O dear! Another one goes. I really hope BCCI pull up their socks! And no replacement? Mr. Srikanth, this is golden chance to test your younger players. Optimism anyone? Mr. Tendulkar, thanks for playing it wise and not playing in the CLT20 championships. Hope to see you on the field soon.

  • 5why on September 5, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    Now that the Selection Committee has been summarily exposed as to their criteria for keeping some players "alive" and declaring some other players "dead", irrespective of their form, fitness or performance, I am wondering if Saurav Ganguly can be recalled for ODI's and Test matches ? Is it not better that the call comes from the same group who compelled him to hang up his boots, in a show of their brute power and whims?

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    I think may be the 'god of cricket' SHOULD NOW RETIRE... May be his 'pandit' has informed him that his 100th century is not going come in this series, that's why he has pulled out... Whatever be the reasons but 1 thing should be made very clear to National Cricketers... If U CAN'T REMAIN FIT, U DON'T DESREVE TO BE IN THE TEAM... The players, particularly the younger ones, have started to take their fitness as well as their place in the side for granted... God help Indian Cricket...it's future seems very bleak...

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    Very disappointed by sachin news...bt i think whn yusuf pathan turns comes for d replacement BBCI said der ll b no replacement..wat d hell selector r doing...

  • only_sehwag on September 5, 2011, 14:04 GMT

    there you go...now zimbabwe is playing well too..wonder. from where that 100th hundred will come from

  • Dr.Ashutosh on September 5, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    this is really funny. sometimes all hell breaks loose ......hahahaha...but that's good for cricket.now there is no supremacy.everyone is in tussle for 1st rank & it will only add to flavor..looking forward to interesting next 24 months of cricket in tests & one day format...

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    I THINK BCCI MUST HAVE TO DO SOMETHING NOW MUST HAVE 2 TAKE SOME STRONG ACTION ...THIS IS JUST TOOOOOOO MUCH ... WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR 100TH 100 FOR 2 OR 3 MONTHS SHIT MAN ..

  • krnataraj on September 5, 2011, 13:55 GMT

    he must have known he was injured and could have allowed a younger player to take his place. perfect example of how senior players take their places for granted and put their personal needs ahead of team. anyway his presence would not have made any big difference as his technique has been woefully exposed by anderson and co!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:50 GMT

    LOL !!! even the rest should join the line... here comes your test MR. DHONI all the best :)

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:50 GMT

    india`s bad luck is countinuing....

  • Naresh28 on September 5, 2011, 13:50 GMT

    The ODI team should forget about the injury list and concentrate on the work on hand. I had only heard of Rahane and not seen him batting. Most impressed and I hope he continues along this rich form. India must not forget the hammering they got in the test series and should be spurred on to give back to the English. Sachin should take his time and recover properly. In fact all the current players on injury list must take this path. There is enough batting reserves. The fast bowling side is a worry with lack of experience being a major factor.

  • RISHI2016 on September 5, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    is this injury, in other words, a rest for SRT to prepare for CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ...??

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:48 GMT

    It's very sad for the little master. He has to wait more for his 100th century.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:47 GMT

    OMG Sachin out of CLT20. Guess he can now spend time with his family, the very reason he opted out of the Windies tour.

  • Crazy_Cricket_Fan on September 5, 2011, 13:47 GMT

    what difference would it make?

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:46 GMT

    I would like to hear what Nassir has to say on this!! Hahahaaa

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:45 GMT

    has jadeja arrived in the uk yet, i thought he had visa problems. if jadeja hasn't arrived, who will replace rohit sharma from the starting line up.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:45 GMT

    he better go back and live in peace

  • RahulBhaskaranpinarayi on September 5, 2011, 13:45 GMT

    it is expected. it is good news that he is not playing champions trophy. if he played champions trophy then i will and all indians will tell he is giving more value to mumbai indian club than india.

  • Romenevans on September 5, 2011, 13:42 GMT

    Good! At least he's being honest with the nation. However, it will be horrible to see him playing in CLT20. That will be a complete disaster, and he'll lose my respect for that. Because country comes first, not your city or some club.

  • pkraj on September 5, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    What is happening with Indian team. It seems to hit by some curse

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    Actually speechless on hearing all these devastating news!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:39 GMT

    dont know next who is on this list, may be MSD, so many players even their replacements getting injured, but still no chance of robin uthappa, or irfan pathan been given a call, will the selectors get a not of this !

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    dont worry all cricket stars will recover till champions league, where they get lots of money

  • Mcgrath-Dravid-Flintoff on September 5, 2011, 13:36 GMT

    when the going gets tough, tendulkar never gets going.

  • akkihappy on September 5, 2011, 13:36 GMT

    manoj tiwari or jadeja should get chance and RAINA SHOULD PLAY AT NO. 6 becoz this his lucky spot ...and then only india can win.....

  • AdnanKayani on September 5, 2011, 13:36 GMT

    you must be kidding when saying likely to miss the champions league, although he is a great player of all time but not big enough to take risk of missing such an important tournament and mark my words BCCI and ambani's will make sure he plays until MI are out of CL,

  • Criticalcritic on September 5, 2011, 13:31 GMT

    Let the whole Indian team better get admitted in a nice hospital...It is really frustrating that the whole country is waiting for a single win from India and we are getting frequent blows from day 1 of the English tour. It is clear that we cannot face any decent team with this kind of bowling attack and half of the batters in out of form. It is high time that BCCI should seriously think about identifying young talents like Rahane. Other than money, why can't they utilize the IPL in some useful way??????

  • Dalajit on September 5, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    Tendulkar will not be able to complete his 100th century...he got enough opportunities to complete it but every time he failed after getting more than one chance in almost every innings played after completing his 99th hundred. The greats always failed to complete something in their career like Bradman who couldn't complete his Test avg to perfect 100...so like that Sachin can't complete his 100th hundred. He is also not half of his best currently after the world cup making him difficult to handle difficult situation. Also many times he failed to deliver when it matters most to the country, that is why I still feel that Dravid is much better technically sound Test Batsman than Sachin as well as better contributer to Indian cricket than Sachin . And rest, just think about Indian team manage by BCCI, most of the senior players are injured at the same time...I think this is the first time in Indian cricket history that so many world cup playing eleven are injured at the same time.

  • anshu.s on September 5, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    Big blow !!! but i fail to understand Bcci not naming any replacement and what they mean "later stage of tournament" isn't it only one match in the odi series....laughable !!

  • Scrop on September 5, 2011, 13:27 GMT

    Praying for Sachin super recovery. GET WELL SOON MASTER. INDIA NEEDS YOU..!!!

  • ani_cric on September 5, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    its good for youngsters to get a chance ...as its time for sachin to retire and give room to youngsters ....we may miss him bit its good for the country...and also most of the time sachin seems to be not fit and choosing games to play...

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    Well, Here we go!! Indian team players Injured one by one. Good travelling job. IPL will be played with full strength. What BCCI is planning for the future of Indian cricket. Whether they want to Burn Out the players or keep Indian flag flying. Please BCCI, think & Act. Time is running out & fast.

  • BoonBoom on September 5, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    So at least India has a very good excuse for their 4-0 thrashing in ODI. LOLLLLLL

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    Srously I and the whole of India din want dis:(!!

  • deeplya on September 5, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    I skipped the Manchester 20-20 as tendulkar was not there..and Bought one day ticket of Rose Bowl........Now there is no point.........as My GOD is not playing

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    You bet your top dollar he'll be ready and rearing to go for Champions League for Mumbai Indians, in fact every one of the Indian players who are now injured will be fit and rearing to go just in time for Champions League!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    this is so sad.. Waiting for him to score a ton against these british... and to finish his 100th ton...im so disappointed.. he is the only reason, that i am still watching cricket...

  • xenon555 on September 5, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    - 1) Tendulkar 2) Sehwag 3) Gambhir 4) Kohli 5) Raina 6) Yuvraj 7) Dhoni 8) Harbhajan 9) Zaheer 10) Praveen 11) Ishant - 1) Parthiv 2) Rahane 3) Kohli 4) Dravid 5) Raina 6) Tiwary 7) Dhoni 8) Ashwin 9) Mishra 10) Praveen 11) Munaf Look at the difference. These are meaningless matches.

  • giridhar28 on September 5, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    Increase in the list of casualities. But still you ppl bother a lot about 100th century, not about this contribution towards team and about winning. Guys must learn a lot from aussies. Shame on you guys.

  • getsetgopk on September 5, 2011, 13:22 GMT

    India would be lucky to rule him out forever as he's only looking towards that 100th bla bla and cant concentrate on anything else from sore hands to sore toes to a sore mind.

  • makeshift on September 5, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    He should now retire gracefully and not hinder India's progress because he needs one more century to break the world record. He will always remain a great player and will be fondly remembered for what he has achieved. Don Bradman did retire and missed that average of 100

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    tough series for the maestro .. nothing went his way ... hopefully he recovers completely and make it back with a bang ...

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    It is difficult to understand, why BCCI, with all the resources at their command, can NOT send a replacement player. Even if the replacement player does not get into the playing eleven,the presence of another promising youngster would help in two ways. (1) He will get some decent exposure to the English conditions, both through participation in the training sessions and through close observation of some of the playing colleagues' ability or inability to tackle the conditions. (2) The team will also have another pair of young legs for fielding substitutions. In some of the close matches, one agile fielder can make a difference between win and loss.

  • ashes61 on September 5, 2011, 13:17 GMT

    A pity for Tendulkar & slightly unfortunate for India, but that's all. Let's hope we don't get yet another flurry of posts decrying India's rotten luck with injuries in this series. If BCCI, or the Indian media, or their fans, fell into that error, they'll never make the urgent surgery to their structure, policies & system that is vitally required. When players are in their 30s, injuries occur more often and take longer to heal. When they're almost 40, this trend becomes much more pronounced. To select such an elderly team (even with such big names) for this tour against a very strong side was a very risky business. The odds were heavily on several of the old sweats breaking down. Hoping those who didn't would be the ones in good form was also optimistic. That was partly behind my considered prediction here before the tour of a 4-0 Test whitewash, something I didn't enjoy saying. SRT was in decline 4 years ago but had a 2-year marvellous revival - but that must be very nearly it.

  • george204 on September 5, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    I wonder what odds you could have got from a bookmaker that Tendulkar would not manage his 100th Int Hundred by the end of the tour?

  • shilsen on September 5, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Well, at least now people can't complain that Sachin's just taking it easy and will have miraculously recovered in time for the Champions League.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    i say bcci should send 3-4 more replacements for the obvious reasions ;)

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    Sachin and This Team India is IPL servant and completely unfit and useless to play International Cricket or Test Cricket. IPL has taken betting to highest level. IPL is not a Cricketing event it is a worst commerical event. Team India and BCCI is completely focussed on IPL. Because of IPL, Team India is losing skill, inspiration, motivation and fitness to play Test Cricket. These curators, coaches and BCCI officials are working for IPL growth rather than Cricket growth. Until IPL is thrashed, Team India is not going to perform well in other tournaments. IPL is completely meaningless and obsolete Tournament. Test, ODI & T20 Cricket is great to watch between Countries unlike IPL Teams which look like clubs. Test Cricket is ultimate to watch on sportive pitches. But IPL is making these pitches Lifeless.

  • Gupta.Ankur on September 5, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    Sad news........but thats how it goes........However, on brighter note, he will score the 100th 100 in front of home fans!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    Can the series be re-labelled as India A v/s England?

    It seems this is an apt title for the series.. People like Naseer Hussain will jump up in joy but should consider themselves lucky that the Indians suffered a burn out or it would have been a 4-0 scoreline in favour of India..

    I just get a feeling, the wounded tigers of the Indian team will return soon and crush the English players in a much worse way then they can possibly imagine and dream of..

  • rahulcricket007 on September 5, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    ZAHEER, BHAJJI, SEHWAG , YUVRAJ , GAMBHIR, ISHANT , SACHIN, ROHIT ,AND STILL COUNTING (MAY BE PRAVEEN KUMAR IS THE NEXT ONE ). HAVE YOU GUYS EVER SEEN SO MANY INJURIES SO FAR ON A TOUR . I THINK THIS IS A RECORD . I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF THEY PLAY IN CLT20.YEAH BECAUSE OF BOARD & FRANCHISE PRESSURE .

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    Very Very sad news :( :( :( Wish him a speedy recovery. Cant wait to see him in action

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    They are keen to return home..seems like this is the case.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on September 5, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    India's injury 11...who should blame??? IPL? Players?? BCCI??? or viewers???

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:00 GMT

    All the result of too much cricket. IPL may be good for players, but is bad for the game.

  • mrcool on September 5, 2011, 13:00 GMT

    No replacement that means jadeja will play all matches.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    Wat A bad time for India but we are back with a bang when England comes India they have not won any single game in the indian soil Come on INDIA

  • Mytom on September 5, 2011, 12:57 GMT

    Perhaps his inflamed big toe is due to him developing gout from all the humble pie India have been forced to eat over the last couple of months

  • Kashi0127 on September 5, 2011, 12:57 GMT

    One can be almost sure all the Indian team members - Tendulkar, Sehwag, Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj will be t 100% fit for the IPL next year. How's that for an early prediction!

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    send badri in as replacement

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    oh noooooooooooooooo !!!!

  • vpk23 on September 5, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    Simple...Preparing to be ready by the time the Champions League starts...Too much of a coincidence too many injured...& what about the walking injured...

  • Kashi0127 on September 5, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    What a Surprise! But I am not sure about any of these guys - Gambhir, Tndulkar, Zaheer, Sehwag, Rohit Sharma would miss Champions League. What selfless guys!

  • Rakim on September 5, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    Don't worry Sachin, you'll make your 100 against WI ;)!!

  • mrcool on September 5, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    I am damn sure recently flop player like dhawan or vijay will be replacement but not uthappa.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    wshd he could play & hit sum runs.very disappointing....

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    Well thats great, and now it is the God himself. But on the other hand, i think its a good thing for Sachin Sir. All the humdrums of this series will be out of his mind by the time the English visit Indian shores. I wish that he scores a hundred in every match there and scores some more in Australia with proper authority. By the way, i like the 'and is set to miss Mumbai Indians' Champions League campaign as well' the most.

  • ssenthil on September 5, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    The BCCI have decided that no replacement will be required at this late stage??? With No Batsman as standby and every match at least 1 player getting injured, India have to play with 5, 6 and 7 bowlers respectively from 3rd ODI?

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:50 GMT

    Well at least it's been confirmed. Now India can concentrate and hopefully the youngsters will perform.

  • CricketChat on September 5, 2011, 12:50 GMT

    Sensible decision by Ind team to send Sachin home. With nothing to lose at this stage of tour, I hope Ind can give a better account of themselves. Can't remember one tour where so many players were injured at the same time in recent memory. With his body surely showing signs of aging, Sachin and BCCI should chalk out an exit plan for him soon.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    Call me a devil's advocate but one has to see beyond the scene. One must get into the minds of Indian Cricketers who suufered one of the biggest series defeat of history (keeping in mind the margins of each defeat). Someone must tell me whether they are really getting injured or they are trying to escape from the scene and do not want to answer many questions what are being asked from them after every match. If we go back to the world cup and had they had same injuries there then they would never have opted out and everybody knows it. Indian are feeling the burden of defeat too heavy and now this burden is changing shoulders. Suudenly old injuries are revisiting them, their fingures have gone as soft as plastic, their visions have shattered and their muscles are getting stiff. I wonder when was the last time when so many players got injured. Its just like when you drop the catch and it your hand pains more than ever but if you catch the ball theres never any pain.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    has jadeja arrived in england yet to replace rohit sharma, in the starting line up.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    India should call back Agarker into the ODI squad. He was a very consistent limited overs bowler for India.

  • crikbuff on September 5, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    Oh dear! Now the 100th 100 drama will continue into the Australia tour as well!

  • ThatzMyView on September 5, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    Please bring Robin Uthappa!

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    With all respect to sachin.... Am damn sure that he will play in champions league T20 for mumbai indians....... This injury time out is taken for getting fit by the time of Champions league.

  • HocasPocas on September 5, 2011, 12:46 GMT

    Good Decision by SRT. It'll give him enough time to get ready for CLT20 :D

  • NRI- on September 5, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    Forget that stupid Champions League and home ODIs against England!! Get yor priorities right, folks. Get Rohit (yes, for test matches), SRT, ZaK, Ishant, Bhajji, Gambhir and Sehwag right and properly FIT for the Australian tour and do send Rahane there along with Praveen. Do NOT send Yuvraj or Raina into test matches under any circumstances - then India can win against Oz in Oz!!!! FOCUS on Australia now, focus, focus, focus...test matches, TESTS, players who can play short balls on bouncy pitches....not 20-20, and not even ODIs. Start planning now otherwise they will be whitewashed by Australia as well!!

  • Tatsache on September 5, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    Oh its too bad...I want to see sachin in ODI...he missed ...Indian cricket is boring nowdays full of injury list (including loosing matches).....! I think now murali vijay will replacing for sachin tendulkar :D... am I right kris srikanth ??

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  • Tatsache on September 5, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    Oh its too bad...I want to see sachin in ODI...he missed ...Indian cricket is boring nowdays full of injury list (including loosing matches).....! I think now murali vijay will replacing for sachin tendulkar :D... am I right kris srikanth ??

  • NRI- on September 5, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    Forget that stupid Champions League and home ODIs against England!! Get yor priorities right, folks. Get Rohit (yes, for test matches), SRT, ZaK, Ishant, Bhajji, Gambhir and Sehwag right and properly FIT for the Australian tour and do send Rahane there along with Praveen. Do NOT send Yuvraj or Raina into test matches under any circumstances - then India can win against Oz in Oz!!!! FOCUS on Australia now, focus, focus, focus...test matches, TESTS, players who can play short balls on bouncy pitches....not 20-20, and not even ODIs. Start planning now otherwise they will be whitewashed by Australia as well!!

  • HocasPocas on September 5, 2011, 12:46 GMT

    Good Decision by SRT. It'll give him enough time to get ready for CLT20 :D

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    With all respect to sachin.... Am damn sure that he will play in champions league T20 for mumbai indians....... This injury time out is taken for getting fit by the time of Champions league.

  • ThatzMyView on September 5, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    Please bring Robin Uthappa!

  • crikbuff on September 5, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    Oh dear! Now the 100th 100 drama will continue into the Australia tour as well!

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    India should call back Agarker into the ODI squad. He was a very consistent limited overs bowler for India.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    has jadeja arrived in england yet to replace rohit sharma, in the starting line up.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    Call me a devil's advocate but one has to see beyond the scene. One must get into the minds of Indian Cricketers who suufered one of the biggest series defeat of history (keeping in mind the margins of each defeat). Someone must tell me whether they are really getting injured or they are trying to escape from the scene and do not want to answer many questions what are being asked from them after every match. If we go back to the world cup and had they had same injuries there then they would never have opted out and everybody knows it. Indian are feeling the burden of defeat too heavy and now this burden is changing shoulders. Suudenly old injuries are revisiting them, their fingures have gone as soft as plastic, their visions have shattered and their muscles are getting stiff. I wonder when was the last time when so many players got injured. Its just like when you drop the catch and it your hand pains more than ever but if you catch the ball theres never any pain.

  • CricketChat on September 5, 2011, 12:50 GMT

    Sensible decision by Ind team to send Sachin home. With nothing to lose at this stage of tour, I hope Ind can give a better account of themselves. Can't remember one tour where so many players were injured at the same time in recent memory. With his body surely showing signs of aging, Sachin and BCCI should chalk out an exit plan for him soon.