A decision on Sachin Tendulkar’s participation in the Test series in the West Indies starting June 2 will be taken soon, the Indian cricket board said Wednesday.
Tendulkar, 33, who had undergone an operation on his troublesome right shoulder in March in London, batted for the first time here Tuesday since the March 27 operation.
‘Both Sachin and (team physiotherapist) John Gloster were very happy with the outcome of his first outing, bat in hand,’ said Niranjan Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
‘The return to batting is a graded process to allow for adaptation to the new loads involved and his tolerance to all new demands placed on him physically to this point have been satisfactory,’ he said in a statement.
Tendulkar will miss the five-match one-day international series starting in Jamaica May 18.
But he could recover in time for the four-match Test series that starts June 2 at St. John’s, Antigua.
‘The review process for Sachin is an ongoing one and the decision regarding his availability will be taken soon once John Gloster, Sachin, the surgeon and other affiliated parties are confident of his recovery,’ said Shah.
Tendulkar’s injury was disclosed while announcing the team for the just concluded home one-day series against England, in Mumbai March 21.
Initially, he was ruled out from competitive cricket for eight weeks. He missed the seven-match home one-day international series against England and the two one-dayers against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Tendulkar made his international debut on the tour of Pakistan in 1989, and has since played 132 Tests in which he has scored 10,469 runs with 35 centuries. In 362 one-day internationals, he has amassed 14,146 runs with 39 hundreds.
Source:India SportsMore on:BCCI, India, India in West Indies 2006, Sachin Tendulkar
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