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Sehwag goes under the knife

There is some good news for Indian cricket fans. Explosive batsman Virender Sehwag has successfully undergone surgery on his right shoulder and is doing pretty well. HT reports.

cricket Updated: May 17, 2011 02:08 IST
HT Correspondent

There is some good news for Indian cricket fans. Explosive batsman Virender Sehwag has successfully undergone surgery on his right shoulder and is doing pretty well.

The Delhi player had travelled to London to consult a specialist and underwent the surgery there.

Sehwag's long-time coach AN Sharma said: "I had a word with him and he said that the operation (done a couple of days day back) has been quite successful."

"He will be under observation for a few more days and should be back soon," added Sharma. Sehwag underwent surgery for a labrum (shoulder blade) tear.

Although he had led Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) despite the injury, he opted out of the tournament once the pain became unbearable and it became clear his team had no chance of making it to the play-offs.

The 32-year-old opener had been troubled by the injury earlier too - he missed the one-dayers in South Africa before the World Cup, having skipped the T20 World Cup held in the West Indies last year.

The surgery will put Sehwag out of action for at least two months, which mean he will not participate in India's tour of West Indies that runs from June 4 to July 10. He could also miss out at least the initial part of the subsequent England tour.

Sehwag had also suffered a shoulder injury way back in 2002 after hurting himself while fielding in a Test against Zimbabwe in New Delhi. That also forced him to miss out on a tour of the Carribbean.