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Tendulkar doubtful for B'lore Test

"Sachin, while fielding in the Kolkata Test, aggravated a knee problem from the ODI series," captain Anil Kumble said.

cricket Updated: Dec 07, 2007 20:02 IST

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is a doubt for the final Test against Pakistan beginning on Saturday due to a knee injury.

"Sachin, while fielding in the Kolkata Test, aggravated a knee problem from the ODI series," Captain Anil Kumble said on Friday.

Kumble, reading a report from physiotherapist John Gloster, said Tendulkar sought a specialist's opinion as soon as he arrived in Bangalore and had been given an injection. "His condition continues to improve, however, should he have failed to have recovered completely in the morning (of the match) we feel it wise to call for a back-up."

Left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir has been called up, Kumble said.

Hosts India lead the series 1-0 after winning the opening test by six wickets in New Delhi. The second Test ended in a draw in Kolkata.