Gambhir undergoes MRI scan, fitness report awaited

Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 10:45 [IST]
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Doubt over Gambhir's fitness lingers

Hove (Sussex), Aug 24: Indian opener Gautam Gambhir underwent an MRI scan in London and a word is still awaited on his fitness ahead of the limited overs series against England starting with a one-off Twenty20 match on August 31.

The team management is keeping its fingers crossed as Gambhir is critical to India's plans in the ODIs now that his fellow opener Virender Sehwag has been completely ruled out for the five one-dayers and one-off Twenty20 match.

Gambhir suffered the concussion after he backpedalled at mid-on in a bid to catch a miscued pull off Kevin Pietersen.

The chance was fluffed when Gambhir fell back and hit his head on the ground with a thud.

The present series has been one of misfortune for Gambhir. He was painfully hit on his right elbow while fielding at forward short leg during the first Test at Lord's last month.

He subsequently had to miss the second Test at Trent Bridge. He did play the third Test at Edgbaston and scored 38 and 14 in the two innings.

Bad luck again bedeviled him in the final Test where he scored 10 and 3 coming low down the order. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was to say later that the opener was suffering from "blurred vision."


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