Injured Tendulkar leaves for London
Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday left for London to undergo a surgery on his shoulder.
The master batsman, who was accompanied by his doctor wife Anjali, is expected to go under the surgeon's knife on Monday.
The operation, which will rule him out of action for at least two months, would be conducted by noted surgeon Dr Andrew Wallace.
Indian team's physiotherapist John Gloster said the ace batsman had been experiencing problems in throwing since the Test series against Sri Lanka last December.
The problem had aggravated of late, necessitating the surgery.
The batsman, who holds the record for scoring the maximum number of centuries in Tests (35) and one-dayers (39), was earlier sidelined for six months after undergoing surgery for tennis elbow in May 2005.
It was Dr Wallace who had operated on Tendulkar's tennis elbow.
The former Indian captain could also miss the early part of the tour of West Indies starting on May 18 as it would take at least eight weeks for him to recuperate.