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Sachin rested, Yuvi dropped out of Asia Cup squad

Zeecric Bureau

Mumbai: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been rested, while playboy of Indian cricket Yuvraj Singh and Vadodara-lad Yusuf Pathan have been dropped from the ODI squad for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament, the selectors announced on Monday.

According to sources, Tendulkar’s had personally requested to be rested for the tournament, and the appeal was accepted by the selectors.

Yuvraj, on the other hand, has been left out of the Indian squad considering his poor form on the field and acts of irresponsibility off-the-field over a past few days.

Others, who could not make it to the list are Dinesh Karthik and Yusuf Pathan, who failed to impress the selectors during the recently concluded tri-nation series in Zimbabwe. Murali Vijay too could not make the cut.

Those featuring in the 15-membered squad are skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina. Saurabh Tiwary too got his maiden call in international cricket.

The bowling department would be looked after by pacers Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Praveen Kumar and Ashok Dinda and spinners Harbhajn Singh and Pragyan Ojha.

The Asia Cup cricket tournament begins in Sri Lanka on the 15th of June.

Squad: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Pragyan Ojha, Ashok Dinda, R Ashwin, Saurabh Tiwary

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