Setback for India as Cheteshwar Pujara suffers knee injury during practice

Updated: 12 March 2013 19:47 IST

Pujara looked in considerable pain. After getting medical attention, Pujara had his knee strapped and didn't take any further part in the training session.

Mohali:

Star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara injured his knee during Indian team's net session at the PCA Stadium here on Tuesday. The third cricket Test against Australia starts on Thursday.

Architect of India's victory in the second Test in Hyderabad, Pujara was hit on the left knee by a local bowler. The batsman looked in considerable pain. After getting medical attention, Pujara had his knee strapped and didn't take any further part in the training session.

The Indians warmed up with a game of soccer even as Sachin Tendulkar concentrated on batting against Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha.

Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane also had extended batting sessions at the nets. Among the bowlers, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja were given long spells.

Topics : Cricket India Australia Sachin Tendulkar Shane Watson Shikhar Dhawan MS Dhoni Ajinkya Rahane Cheteshwar Pujara Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali Australia in India 2013
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