By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Apr 9, 2012
Sachin Tendulkar’s availability for Mumbai Indian’s IPL 2012 match against Deccan Charges looks uncertain as the Little Master has not recovered from the finger injury, which he suffered during their first game against Chennai Super Kings last week.
Tendulkar on Monday shared a picture on social networking site Twitter, and said, “Finger still not looking good. Had to aspirate blood from my finger twice in 4 days.”
Due to the finger injury in his left-hand, the star batsman had to retire hurt, while trying to fend off an ugly snorter from Chennai Super Kings bowler Doug Bollinger in the IPL opener.
It was the fifth ball of the ninth over and Tendulkar, who was batting on 15, got a short ball from Bollinger. It climbed onto him as the delivery hit one of the green patches and reared up uncomfortably. Tendulkar could just fend it off as it hit him on the glove.
The iconic batsman however faced the next delivery and got a single to go onto 16. However at the end of the over, he sought medical attention.
But after being advised to retire, Tendulkar returned to the dug-out looking inconsiderable pain.