Indiaâ€™s premier batsman Sachin Tendulkar has fully recovered from the shoulder surgery he underwent in March, which also sidelined him for the recent successful West Indies tour.
â€œIt is feeling quite good,â€ Tendulkar told reporters on Thursday, and he will now face a fitness test ahead of a one-day tri-series in Sri Lanka starting on August 14.
After the operation, Tendulkar spent six weeks in England for rehabilitation and to play in a series of charity games, which also provided him useful match practice.
Tendulkar, who holds the records for most Test and one-day hundreds, has suffered a series of niggling injuries since making his India debut as a 16-year-old in 1989, but he said the latest setback was the most difficult. â€œAfter past injuries, I felt I could come straight back, but this time it was a big injury,â€ he said. â€œIt took me a lot of time to fix it and get back to action.â€
Unfortunately for Tendulkar, the surgery forced him to miss the historic Test series victory in the West Indies last month, Indiaâ€™s first there for 35 years. â€œI was extremely disappointed,â€ he said. â€œI tried my level best, but there are certain injuries you have to respect them. Getting the test series was fabulous,â€ he said. â€œThe guys played extremely well.â€
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