India may have come out with an emphatic victory against the Australians in the first Test, but, they will be without the services of Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma in the second Test scheduled to be held in Bangalore.
The duo have sustained knee injuries which has ruled them out of the second Test. Meanwhile, VVS Laxman who played a big hand in India's 1-wicket win is doubtful on account of back spasms.
The celebrations of a narrow one-wicket win over the visitors today had not even ended when the Indians were left to deal with the twin loss ahead of the second and final match of series scheduled from October 9 in Bangalore.
"I have an injury and I won't be playing in the Bangalore Test," Gambhir told PTI.
The BCCI named batsman Abhinav Mukund and pacer Jaydev Unadkat as replacements for Gambhir and Ishant.
"Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of the Bangalore Test against Australia, on account of injuries to their right knees.