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With eyes on WI, Sachin undergoes light workout

The maestro started a light practice session under the watchful eyes of Greg Chappell.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 09:20 IST

Sachin Tendulkar quietly started a light outdoor practice session at the Bandra-Kurla complex ground after giving the slip to a posse of media persons waiting at the MIG Club ground, also in Bandra, where he normally practices.

"Sachin Tendulkar had a light knock with tennis balls in the afternoon at the Bandra-Kurla complex ground under the watchful eyes of (India coach) Greg Chappell. He did not go to the MIG as a match was in progress there," a source close to the master batsman said.

Chappell has returned to India after a short break in Australia ahead of the team's departure for the West Indies on May 12.

The media contingent, which was at full force at the MIG ground, were left disappointed when the ace batsman did not make his appearance there as anticipated even as he was having the light workout elsewhere.

Tendulkar is recuperating from a shoulder surgery that he underwent in March and is not available for the five-match one-day series in the West Indies commencing on May 18.

Indian team physio John Gloster is constantly monitoring his progress.

On Monday, national selection panel chairman Kiran More said it was too early to say about Tendulkar's avalability for the four-Test series against the West Indies set to start on June 1 for which the team is expected to be chosen on May 22 or 23.