Tendulkar to travel to the US for surgery
Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2003, 17:31 [IST]
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Tendulkar to undergo finger operation
New Delhi: India's batting star Sachin Tendulkar will travel to the United States later this month to undergo surgery in his left hand for an undisclosed injury, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Tendulkar, who turns 30 on April 24, will leave two days later for a six-week US sojourn during which he will also have the surgery, the 'Times of India' said quoting sources close to the cricketer. Tendulkar developed pain in his left hand during the tour of New Zealand late last year, but continued to play and emerged the highest scorer at the recent World Cup with a record aggregate of 673 runs. He opted out of the ongoing three-nation tournament in Bangladesh and with India not scheduled to play Test cricket till the home series against the Kiwis in October, Tendulkar has enough time to recover from the surgery, the newspaper said. Tendulkar is the world's leading One-day batsman with a record 12,219 runs and 34 centuries. He also has 8,811 Test runs with 31 hundreds at an average of 57.58. He was unavailable to confirm the report.