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28-Sep-2010 15:11:00 GMT
India v Australia, 1st Test, Mohali

Bhajji, Sehwag and Gambhir Take Part in Training

Chandigarh: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh along with Indian openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir took part in the practice session at the Sector 16 cricket stadium on Tuesday.

India's spin spearhead Harbhajan Singh who on Monday day underwent an MRI scan at a private hospital in Mohali after suffering a side sprain, had a bowling and batting session of about an hour.

The offie bowled in his natural rhythm and later batted as well for a while.

At PCA stadium in Mohali, Harbhajan was seen limping during the practice session with his ankle bandaged on Monday. He though took part in the training after taking a break. Last evening, he had also bowled at Sector-16 stadium nets after the conclusion of the match between Australia and Board President's XI.

Then he went to Fortis Hospital in Mohali for the MRI scan. The hospital sources had told that there was no serious injury but since he got a sprain, it would be advisable to take rest for the next few days.

Meanwhile, Sehwag batted with ease after having hurt his right knee while facing speedster Ishant Sharma during Sunday's net session, at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

Left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir, who was on Sunday rushed to a hospital after being hit on the right wrist by a Ben Hilfenhaus delivery also had a knock on the day.

Gambhir didn't field or bat on the final day of the warm-up match against Australia. The opener appeared to be in good touch as he looked like stroking the balls well during the net session.

Rahul Dravid, who arrived on Tuesday, straightway headed for the nets. Meanwhile, pacers Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan bowled with full steam during the three hour session.

Skipper MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay are expected to arrive on Wednesday.

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