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Sachin to undergo precautionary MRI scan

Sachin to undergo precautionary MRI scan

Sachin Tendulkar was struck on the head by a Brett Lee bouncer while batting against Australia.

Brisbane: Still in search of his 100th international ton, batting ace Sachin Tendulkar is likely to go for a precautionary MRI scan on Monday, for a hit that he took on the helmet while batting in Sunday’s CB series match between India and Australia on Sunday.

A naster bouncer from Brett Lee struck Tendulkar when the latter went for a hook on the final delivery of Lee’s second over.

The ball hit the grill of his helmet and bounced off to mid-on where Xavier Doherty took the catch but the batsman was given not out as umpire Steve Davies was convinced that it hadn’t touched Tendulkar’s bat.

The batsman continued with his innings, which ended off the very next delivery he faced, in Ben Hilfenhaus’ next over from the other end.

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After his dismissal for three off 12 balls, Tendulkar was given ice treatment on the swelling in the dressing room, and even though he’s shown no discomfort, a precautionary MRI scan has been advised for him.

Tendulkar also left the field for a lengthy period of time during the Australian innings after he was struck on the shin while fielding in the slip region.

(With Agency inputs)

first published:February 20, 2012, 10:03 IST