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Tendulkar injured, pulls out of SAfrica tour

Sachin Tendulkar handed India a World Cup injury worry on Saturday when he was reported to have pulled out of the tour of South Africa.

cricket Updated: Jan 16, 2011 10:10 IST

Sachin Tendulkar handed India a World Cup injury worry on Saturday when he was reported to have pulled out of the tour of South Africa.

The veteran batsman equalled Sanath Jayasuriya's world record of 444 one-day international appearances in the one-run win over South Africa but struggled to make 24 off 44 balls.

Tendulkar did not field during the South African innings and there was no immediate explanation of the reason.

But quoted on cricinfo.com, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said: "Most likely he is going back".

A tour insider said that Tendulkar had injured a hamstring, a worrying development with the World Cup starting in South Asia on February 19.