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Sachin leaves for London to consult doc

Tendulkar will consult Dr Andrew Wallace and seek advice about his recovey process.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 11:23 IST

Sachin Tendulkar left for London on Tuesday night to consult the British doctor who operated his right shoulder in March.

Tendulkar, who was ruled out of the four-Test series in the West Indies earlier in the morning as he was not yet fit, is to seek Dr Andrew Wallace's advice about his recovery process.

"There is still weakness in my arm and I am still not ready to compete at the international level", Tendulkar said this morning at the Mumbai Cricket Association's ground in suburban Bandra-Kurla complex.

He was scheduled to undergo a fitness test, but preferred to skip it even as fellow Mumbai teammate Wasim Jaffer was given a rigorous test in steamy conditions after his shin operation in April.

The master batsman had earlier dropped out of the ongoing one-day series in progress in the West Indies and was hoping to get fit for the Test rubber commencing on June two.

But Tendulkar's hopes were dashed as he still experienced functional weakness in his right shoulder and preferred to give it further rest in order not to make it worse and put his glittering career in jeopardy.

Tendulkar was operated on March 27, less than a week after playing in the lost third Test against England.