Zaheer ruled out for second Test

Left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan in Lahore following a suspected hamstring injury.

updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
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The Indian cricket team today received yet another jolt when left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan joined the injured list alongwith skipper Sourav Ganguly and was ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan in Lahore beginning on April 5. The Baroda seamer, who bowled just one over on the penultimate day of the first Test here, is suspected to be suffering from a hamstring injury in his right leg. "Zaheer will not play the second match in Lahore because of the injury. We suspect it to be a hamstring injury but we will have a clearer picture after a thorough medical examination," Team Manager Ratnakar Shetty said. The 25-year-old Zaheer will undergo medical test in Lahore when the team reaches there for the second match of the three-Test series, he said. Zaheer is the third player to be sidelined with injury after left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra tore the webbing in his hand during the second one-dayer and Ganguly, who is scheduled to fly back to Kolkata tomorrow for treatment of his lower back injury. The injury-prone seamer, who picked one for 76 in Pakistan's first innings, was making a comeback to the side after a break of two months following an injury picked during the recent tour of Australia. (PTI)