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Should be fit for England - Sehwag

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 17, 2011

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Virender Sehwag began the innings with a few streaky shots, India v England, World Cup, Group B, Bangalore, February 27, 2011
Virender Sehwag expects to be back playing for India when they tour England later this year © Getty Images
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India batsman Virender Sehwag, who underwent surgery on his injured shoulder in London last week, is likely to be fit for India's upcoming tour of England.

"I think I will able to play the series in England," Sehwag told Mid-Day. "That's the reason why I stopped playing the Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils and rushed to London to get my shoulder operated."

Sehwag picked up the injury, a slap lesion or labrum (shoulder blade) tear, during the 2009 IPL, and did not play a single game during the World Twenty20 in England. He also missed the one-day series in South Africa in January this year on account of the injury. He was declared fit in time for the World Cup but did not bowl during India's victorious campaign. Sehwag played 11 games captaining Delhi Daredevils during the current IPL season but took the decision to withdraw from the tournament to undergo shoulder surgery in England after his side's loss to Mumbai Indians on May 7.

The 32-year-old Sehwag was operated upon by Dr Andrew Wallace, whom he had consulted earlier in 2009. The London-based surgeon Wallace had also worked on Sachin Tendulkar's tennis elbow. "I will return to London after six weeks for a check-up," Sehwag said. "I should be fit in six to eight weeks. Going by the rehabilitation programme designed for me I should be okay. I am already feeling the difference each day."

Sehwag was expected to return to India late on Monday night. He has already been ruled out of India's tour of West Indies that begins on June 4. India then go on to play four Tests and five ODIs in England, with the first Test beginning at Lord's on July 21.

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Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (May 19, 2011, 4:19 GMT)

@danuk87 . you can change your name as Paul the Octopus .....lol

Posted by maddy20 on (May 18, 2011, 18:48 GMT)

@Danuk87 Keep dreaming boy! Thats what they said before we toured SA but things turned out differently. Oh and by the way if you are not aware last time India toured England they won the test series and lost the ODI series by a close margin. The Poms are playing against a better Indian side led by a captain who has a trophy in all the different tournaments he played(except Champions trophy) WC T20, WC 2011, Champions trophy, IPL and last but not least guided India to the top of the test rankings chart.

Posted by danuk87 on (May 18, 2011, 12:49 GMT)

sewag is only flat track hero,he will not do any thing series in england, it will be 2-0 easy sweep for england other match will be washed out by rain

Posted by kingcobra85 on (May 18, 2011, 12:09 GMT)

sehwag always struggles when the ball seams around not that much with it swings in tha air. But anyway on flat tracks he can be dangerous. So i think he will be playing if the tracks are similar to the one we had at headingley last time we toured

Posted by Mali-T658 on (May 18, 2011, 10:43 GMT)

Duh. Dumb people. All they do is crib for everything. Viru has done a great service to the nation over years. There's no wrong if he chooses to play in IPL. After all, who wouldn't want money, eh? Moreover, could you even imagine IPL being played without any national player? Cut the man some slack. Hope he bounces back with a bang and shut all these dumb people's mouths.

Posted by cris89 on (May 18, 2011, 9:19 GMT)

@abhi_cricinfo: This has nothing to do with my preference..I just wanted to get the facts straight..the claim was that no one in the history of cricket other than Sehwag got 3 290+ scores..and that's not true..Lara too got damn close to the mark (375,400 and 277)..Imagine that the TV had been invented in 2020..does that mean that we can disregard the records of current players just because we haven't seen them? Let us celebrate the great players of the present while paying homage to the past too..

Posted by anikbrad on (May 18, 2011, 9:05 GMT)

every one is saying grat commitment for shewag to miss IPL. But can anyone answer why he delayed his opperation. he should have done by 5th april and by june he whoul have been fine. It takes 6 WEEKS TO HEEL FROM THIS. SO HE WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE BY 20TH MAY 2011 OR BY NO. AND AFTER PRACTICE HE COULD HAVE PLAYED IN WI TESTS SKIPPING THE ODI. OR EVEN 2 TESTS ALSO AND JOINED ON 25TH JUNE IN WI. BUT DUE TO THE GREED FOR MONEY OF BCCI AND SHEWAG HE PLAYED IPL. HE LEFT NOW ONLY BECAUSE HIS TEAM WAS ALREADY OUT AND HE HAS PLAYED 10 MATCHES AND WILL GET PARTICIPATION MONEY AS PER IPL NORM. THE SAD PART IS THE BCCI IS DOING FOR GREED BUT AS IT IS NOT UNDER ANY LAW.

Posted by Patrick15 on (May 18, 2011, 8:57 GMT)

@cris 89- Thanx.. I was not knowing that. Even then only the great Don BRadman and Sehwag has done it thrice. :D

Posted by   on (May 18, 2011, 8:46 GMT)

@K.V. Rajagopal Hey man see for yourself Nobody in auction was interested in buying England players although they gave their names and God help you if you are a fan of Michael Clarke in T20.

Posted by   on (May 18, 2011, 7:03 GMT)

Strange Sehwag thought about the operation only after playing the major games for IPL. He could have skipped the full IPL by going for the treatment and could hae been fit for the West Indies tour. If I remember correct, last year or year before same thing has happened. The same was the case with Zaheer who was fit for last year's IPL but subsequently cried out for a overseas tour. There is more money in IPL and hence their first preference is IPL. This is not the case with Ayustralian cricketers like Michael Clarke or some English cricketers who were not lured by the money of IPL and wanted to play for their country first. I am not blaming anybody but this is the tragic picture. Young cricketers aim for IPL make some fast money and not even bothered whether they are making it to the higher grade to represent the country but are happy if their purse is filled in by playing in two three IPL seasons. Tragic indeed !

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