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Sehwag ruled out of T20 World cup, Karthik named replacement

Explosive opener Virender Sehwag was on Tuesday ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup with a shoulder injury, dealing a major blow to India's title defence in the tournament. Sehwag's Delhi Daredevils teammate Dinesh Karthik will replace him in the tournament, the BCCI said in a statement.

cricket Updated: Jun 09, 2009 22:44 IST

Explosive opener Virender Sehwag was on Tuesday ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup with a shoulder injury, dealing a major blow to India's title defence in the tournament.

Sehwag's Delhi Daredevils teammate Dinesh Karthik will replace him in the tournament, the BCCI said in a statement.

Sehwag had sustained the injury during the Indian Premier League and missed the opening match against Bangladesh, which means he will return to India without playing a single match in the tournament.

In Sehwag's absence, Rohit Sharma opened for India in the first match.

Sehwag may need a surgery to his injured shoulder and will return home after consulting medical experts here.
India play their next match against Ireland at Nottingham on Wednesday.