It's an honour to replace Tendulkar, says Badrinath

Subramaniam Badrinath has played seven ODI matches for India AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Chennai: Sep 6, 2011

Tamil Nadu batsman Subramaniam Badrinath, who was named the replacement for injured Sachin Tendulkar, says that it is an honour for him to replace the little master in the Indian batting line up for the remainder of the ODI series against England.

Badrinath tweeted on the micro blogging site, “Second time ….been called up to replace the greatest batsman in the world….it’s such a honour…!!!!”.

The right-handed middle order batsman who was a part of the Indian squad for the West Indies tour turned 31 last week, and his inclusion in the Indian team would indeed have come as a belated birthday present.

Tendulkar, who missed the first one-dayer at Durham due to a swollen toe, was ruled out of the entire tour on Monday.

This is the eighth casualty in the Indian squad on the current tour.

India take on England in the second ODI at Southampton later in the day.