Sachin Tendulkar has been advised by doctors not to bat for more than ten minutes at a stretch initially.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:09 IST
Mumbai:Sachin Tendulkar has been advised by the doctors, Cricket Board-appointed Anant Joshi and Indian team physiotherapist Andrew Leipus, not to bat for more than ten minutes at a stretch initially. "I have been advised to take gradual steps initially during my practice as I have not played for six weeks. There's some muscle loss (in the left elbow). I can't just go bang-bang. I have been advised to bat only for ten minutes at a stretch to begin with, and not for say two or three hours," said Tendulkar. The master blaster has been out of action since the Indian team went to Holland for the tri-series in the third week of August. There is a question mark whether he would be fit for the first Test against Australia commencing on October 6. Asked whether he would be able to make it for the Bangalore Test, Tendulkar said, "Andrew (Leipus) will be speaking to the captain and coach today (in Bangalore where the selection committee is scheduled to meet to pick the team) and also let me know," he said. (PTI)