Sehwag returns to nets, Tendulkar practices hard

Chennai: A day after skipping practice due to a knee injury, Indian opener Virender Sehwag was on Friday back at the nets ahead of the crucial World Cup Group B match against the West Indies here on Sunday.

In a session that lasted three and a half hour, Mahendra Singh Dhoni sweated it out at the M A Chidambaram Stadium after two days of practice at the IIT-Chemplast ground.

The Indian team members, including Sehwag — said to be nursing a knee injury — had batting, bowling and catching practice in hot and humid conditions.

Sehwag had swelling in his knee after the game against South Africa in Nagpur, where he did not field for a long time.

Before taking to the nets, the team members had a warm-up session inside the ground playing football.

Eyeing his 100th three figure mark in international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, who has already scored two tons in this tournament, came out last to bat in the nets alongwith Sehwag.

Tendulkar practiced at the nets for nearly one and a half hour after the other players left. He concentrated on playing spin asking the net bowlers to do the job.

Then he faced throw-outs by coach Gary Kirsten and Virat Kohli.

West Indies team members today opted for a day`s rest after their 18-run loss against England last night.