Sachin undergoes MRI scan; declared fit

Updated: Feb 22, 2011, 08:38 AM IST

Zeecric Bureau

Mumbai: Coming in as an unwanted deterrent for Team India after their first match in the 2011 World Cup, an injury scare surfaced for the batting’s most important cog - Sachin Tendulkar, who had to take an MRI scan due to some uneasiness in the left knee.

Sachin was, however, declared fit to play in India`s next game in the ongoing World Cup against England after the reports of the scan came out fine.

The maestro is expected to reach Bangalore, the venue of the next game, on Tuesday.

"The MRI scan is clear. There is no problem," a Lilavati hospital spokesperson told reporters.

Indian team physio had asked Tendulkar to undergo a scan as a precaution to avoid the injury getting serious.

Sachin Tendulkar has a big role to play in MS Dhoni’s plans to win the coveted World Cup and any injury scare to the star performer would force psychological and tactical pressure on the team.