New Delhi, May 18: Dashing Indian opener Virender Sehwag who has just undergone a shoulder surgery, may be missing out on India's tour of the West in June-July. But he's reluctant to remain in absentia for longer than that.
The 32-year old veteran of team India is determined to turn as fit as a fiddle in time for India's tour of England in July.
"I think I will able to play the series in England," Sehwag told a leading tabloid. "That's the reason why I stopped playing the Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils and rushed to London to get my shoulder operated."
Sehwag picked up the injury, a slap lesion which ni layman's terms is a shoulder blade tear, during the 2009 IPL, and remained on the sidelines during the World Twenty20 in England. He also skipped the one-day series in South Africa in January this year due to the injury.
Though declared fit in time for the World Cup, he did not bowl during India's triumphant campaign. Sehwag played 11 games captaining Delhi Daredevils during the current IPL season but took the decision to withdraw from the tournament to undergo shoulder surgery in England after his side's loss to Mumbai Indians on May 7.
But Sehwag is positive of a speedy recovery. "I will return to London after six weeks for a check-up," Sehwag said. "I should be fit in six to eight weeks. Going by the rehabilitation programme designed for me I should be okay. I am already feeling the difference each day."
India will play four Tests and five ODIs in England, with the first Test beginning at Lord's on July 21.