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Team "In-jur-ia"

When was the last time we saw all top players fit and fine? Why wasn’t injury a common word just a decade back? Why is there so much of hype over fitness issues?
We all know how it all started! When Ashish Nehra broke his finger, World Cup was on a doubt-fire! Who, what, how?? But destiny was smiling on team India and we repeated history after 28 years.

Next in line was IPL! We put so much of load on Sehwag’s shoulders! Viru paaji is looked at as the attac”king” opener for team India! Only when he had to wave a “bye-bye” did we realise that the loss was inevitable.
Gauti’s shoulder also gave up the weights of captaincy for the WI tour. At the same time, our stylish MoS for WC-2011, was out of the tour due to chest infection! But fate, again, gave team India a green signal and we won! Though it was the weakest side of WI, the young guns of team India did a magnificent job.

Next stop – England! The toughest battle for the number 1 spot!

Our grief just grew. Zak limped out in the first innings in the crucial 2000th test match due to hamstring injury! And if this was not enough, Gauti’s elbow injury and Sachin’s fever just made it worse for team India. And we lost!
Round 2: Test 2! With a comeback start, team India was doing very well! Just when we thought of the “bounce back”, injury struck! This time Yuvraj Singh was taken down by a finger-fracture and Bhajji Paaji by an abdomen-muscle pull. And again, we lost!

All in all, it’s been an eye-opener! Blame it on anything: IPL, berserk schedules, exertion!

How could we include already injured members into the squad?
Is it that we’re not making full use of our team’s potential?
Or it is just risk aversion?

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selectors should keep a check on Injured players
RonakBaj on 16 Sep 2011, 07:40 PM
its got to be injury
Ashwini-Kg on 28 Aug 2011, 04:06 AM
let's hope India will save its face by winning the last match and making it to 3-1.
NammaBengluru on 19 Aug 2011, 04:53 AM
How it will be if Anil Kumble becomes Selection committee president :-)
shashi-kumar2 on 17 Aug 2011, 03:37 AM
ya it is good point ..this is seletors committe problem
deluroy on 17 Aug 2011, 03:12 AM
Hectic schedule .... they shd hav avoided the WI tour !! That was useless
STUNN on 16 Aug 2011, 06:07 AM
Thank you guys! Injury is taking a toll on our players. They also need rest.
foram@RCB on 10 Aug 2011, 09:26 PM
It's a serious issue.We need to give our best.All the best team India.Jai Hind!!!
karthik-shetty4 on 06 Aug 2011, 12:01 AM
Good 1. Finally. got 2 see post here after a long time.
CNP on 05 Aug 2011, 07:52 AM
So true!
iilovezaheer on 05 Aug 2011, 03:28 AM
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