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21-Jun-2010 06:28:00 GMT
Asia Cup, 2010

Virender Sehwag Ruled Out of Asia Cup

New Delhi/Dambulla:  India vice-captain  Virender Sehwag, who sustained a hamstring injury during the thrilling win over Pakistan on Saturday has been ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup.

The swashbuckling opener pulled his right hamstring in India's pulsating one-ball-to-spare win over Pakistan. Sehwag was in pain during his 30-ball stay at the wicket and was assisted by Suresh Raina as a runner.

India have flown in Dinesh Karthik as a stand-by player for injured opener as the visitors gear up for Tuesday's last league match of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka.

"We flew in Karthik as a standby for Sehwag. But we will have to await the Asian Cricket Council's clearance to play him in tomorrow's match against Sri Lanka," said Team India manager Ranjib Biswal.

Gautam appoints Dhoni's deputy in Sehwag absence.

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