Trent Bridge: In a major blow to India's world cup fortunes, explosive batsman Virender Sehwag is ruled out of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2009 due to a shoulder injury.
According to the reports coming from England, a final decision on his fitness would be taken today and he might be referred to a South African doctor for surgery that would leave him out of the T20 action in England.
Sehwag was one of the key members of the Indian team which won the first T20 world cup which was held at South Africa, his absence will surely be a major jolt to the team"s campaign in the current tourney.
Sehwag, who came with the team, neither took part in the first two practice match nor played Indias first match of T20 WC against Bangladesh which India won by 25 runs. n his absence Rohit Sharma opened for India along with Gautam Gambhir.
However, Rohit who replaced Sehwag as the opener did not disappoint in the two outings as an opener. He first slammed a fine 80 against Pakistan in the practice match and made a quickfire 36 against Bangladesh.