London, Aug 22: There seems no end to India's misery in the ongoing tour of England with speculation rife that the injury-ravaged side could be without Virender Sehwag in the upcoming ODI series despite the star opener's assertions of being fit before joining the squad.
Apparently, Sehwag's recently-operated right shoulder is far from healed but that is not the only physical issue plaguing him on this tour. He is also said to have hearing problems with his left ear for which he is taking medicines and steroids.
There is no official word from the BCCI yet. The last time team manager Anirudh Choudhry reacted to such reports a couple of days ago, he said the speculation was "baseless" but a top board source has confirmed that Sehwag is unfit and due to return home.
Sehwag was seen massaging his troublesome right shoulder and seeking physio Ashish Kaushik's attention on the field during the course of his 67-ball 33 in India's second innings of the fourth and final Test at the Oval on Sunday.
Even as television commentators wondered what had caused pain to Sehwag's shoulder for he had only stroked the previous delivery into covers for a single, it has been learnt that the Delhi dasher was never 100 per cent fit before he left home to join the ranks at Northampton in the first week of this month.