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Sehwag returns home with shoulder injury

Virender Sehwag is out of the ICC World Twenty20. The Indian vice-captain will return home from England since his shoulder injury, a grade one tear on his right shoulder, has still not healed.

“Sehwag batted for two overs at the nets on Tuesday and felt some pain in his shoulder,” revealed Indian cricket team manager V. Chamundeswarnath at Trent Bride on Tuesday.

Although the Indian team management refused to commit itself on the aggressive opener’s place in the squad during a stormy pre-match press conference, a BCCI press release confirmed Sehwag would indeed be flying back.

The statement said, “Virender Sehwag has been ruled out of the on-going ICC World Twenty20 due to a shoulder injury. He will return to India after consulting medical experts in England.”

Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik will be Sehwag’s replacement in the Indian squad. Karthik was in fine form with the willow for Delhi Daredevils during IPL Season-II in South Africa.

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