India vs West Indies: MS Dhoni unwell, misses net practice before 3rd Test

Updated: 21 November 2011 17:31 IST

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday created quite a flutter by skipping the team's practice session ahead of Monday's third and final Test against the West Indies here as he was unwell.

Mumbai:

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday created quite a flutter by skipping the team's practice session ahead of Monday's third and final Test against the West Indies here as he was unwell. (Also Read: 3rd Test preview)

"He told the physiotherapist (South African Evan Speechly) that he is unwell and that's the reason he did not come for the practice," senior teammate VVS Laxman told reporters at the mandatory match-eve media conference at the Wankhede Stadium here.

"Please ask the physio," replied Laxman when queried whether Dhoni would play in the final match of the three-Test rubber in which the hosts have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead.

However, team sources told PTI that Dhoni did not need medical attention for his illness and should be able to play on Tuesday.

"He was asked whether a doctor has to be summoned but said there was no need. His wife (Sakshi) is here. He should be playing tomorrow," the sources said.

Incidentally, the Indian squad does not have a second regular wicketkeeper though there's Rahul Dravid who has kept wickets in the past in ODIs.

Topics : Cricket India in West Indies, 2011 MS Dhoni India West Indies West Indies in India, 2011
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