New Zealand – Auckland: An injured Sachin Tendulkar is also doubtful for the fifth one-day in Auckland on Saturday, after the rest for the fourth ODI against the Kiwis. Earlier, it was known that Tendulkar would refrain from playing even if declared fit for the game.
The Indian team management now doesn’t want to risk it, especially after India having won the series 3-0.
Tendulkar had said, “The report has indicated there has been internal bleeding in the stomach. But I should be ready to play in the next couple of days. It is painful that I have to miss a game when there has been good momentum. I have been hitting the ball well.”