Karthik flown in as cover for injured Dhoni
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:KD Karthik, MS Dhoni
Event:Sri Lanka in India 2009/10

DateLine: 23rd November 2009


Stumper Dinesh Karthik has been flown in as a last minute back-up for injured India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka starting on Tuesday.


Dhoni hurt his finger during the first Test at Ahmedabad which ended in a tame draw last Friday. However, his injury is not very serious as the skipper batted and even rolled his arms at the nets during Team India's practice session on Sunday. He is likely to be declared fit for Tuesday's match.


The right-handed batsman last represented India in a Test against New Zealand in Napier in March this year.