MS Dhoni ruled out of Asia Cup with injury; Virat Kohli to lead Indian side

Team India captain MS Dhoni sustained a left side-strain injury during the second Test match against New Zealand in Wellington, which will see him out of action in the forthcoming Asia Cup tournament to be played in Bangladesh.

updated: February 21, 2014 20:05 IST
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Under-fire Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup cricket tournament due to a side-strain injury that he suffered during the second Test in New Zealand, paving the way for Virat Kohli to lead the side.

"MS Dhoni has been ruled out of the forthcoming Asia Cup, to be played in Bangladesh, in February-March 2014. He sustained a Grade I left side-strain injury during the course of the second Test against New Zealand. He will be undergoing rehabilitation for ten days," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.

Tamil Nadu's wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Kartik has been picked as Dhoni's replacement.

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