[Shahnawaz Alam, Sports Desk.] Sourav Ganguly has picked up a minor hamstring injury during the first One-Day match against Australia and is rested for the second game held in Kochi as a safety measure. Ganguly went off the field at the 27th over in Banglore and the team manager informed that its nothing too serious and Ganguly shall be available for the series if needed.
“An MRI scan was performed on Sourav’s right hamstring this morning and it has determined no injury to the region,” Niranjan Shah, the secretary of the BCCI. “Based on the findings, a vigorous rehab approach will be commencing immediately. On the report of team physio John Gloster and other analysis, the team management feels that Sourav will progress quickly and hence it was decided to rest him for a game.”
Ganguly was confident of regaining his fitness for the third game. “Thankfully, it’s a strain and not a tear… I should be available for the third match,” he told the Kolkata-based Telegraph.
The team’s cricket manager Lalchand Rajput said, “It’s not a tear, but Sourav has to rest … one can’t take a chance.”
Harbhajan Singh informed the same newspaper about his health status saying