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Tendulkar gets back to action

Sachin Tendulkar was seen practicing at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai on Friday, and this should ensure that a billion Indians sleep better at night. Anand Sachar reports.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2011 00:12 IST
Anand Sachar

Sachin Tendulkar was seen practicing at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai on Friday, and this should ensure that a billion Indians sleep better at night. It has been just over a month since Tendulkar was ruled out of the one-day leg of the English tour with a toe-injury.

Tendulkar spent a couple of hours practicing at the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Recreation Centre at Bandra. He was also seen jogging lightly on the sidelines of a C.K.Nayudu Under-22 match between Mumbai and Gujarat.

Tendulkar was found to suffer from a recurrence of an inflammation to the bone in his big toe on the right foot on the eve of the first ODI at Cardiff in September. The injury meant that maestro returned from England without managing to get his 100th international ton.

He was also forced to sit out of the Champions League that followed and was seen travelling with his team, the Mumbai Indians, that clinched the title.

Tendulkar will be looking to get in to the groove for the West Indies series at home and the important tour of Australia, later in the year. He could also be targeting a return to the Indian team when England play the fourth ODI, of the return leg, in his own backyard in Mumbai on October 23.