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Sehwag unfit, won't play today

The opener, suffering from a shoulder injury, will be replaced by Gambhir.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 05:21 IST

In a major blow to India, opener VirenderSehwag was on Sunday night declared unfit to play in Monday's third one-day international against Pakistan.

Sehwag, who is suffering from a shoulder injury, will be replaced by opener Gautam Gambhir.

Off spinner Harbhajan Singh is also unfit to play.

Earlier, Sehwag had a scheduled meeting with team physiotherapist John Gloster on Sunday evening.

Sehwag developed the problem in his left shoulder during his half century in the second one-dayer at Rawalpindi on Saturday.

Sehwag smashed 22 runs in an over off Rana Naved-ul-Hasan but clutched his left shoulder after hitting a patented slash over point.

The batsman needed medical attention and was seen rubbing the injured area throughout his innings of 67.

There were speculations too that Sehwag might return home but it could not be confirmed.

First Published: Feb 12, 2006 23:38 IST