Sehwag survives injury scare at team practice

Bangalore: Opener Virender Sehwag on Friday survived an injury scare after being hit on his ribs by a local fast bowler during the Indian cricket team`s practice session ahead of the much-anticipated World Cup clash against England on Sunday.

Sehwag was one of the first to take strike at the nets at the National Cricket Academy and his batting session was cut short when a rising delivery from a local boy hit him on the left rib cage.

He was taken to the dressing room immediately but fortunately for India, nothing serious was found. He later went to the gymnasium and also joined back the training session.

Team Manager Ranjib Biswal spoke to media and cleared the air about Sehwag`s injury

"He is fit to play. There was no need to even go for scans," Biswal told reporters.

Before the batting and bowling session, the Indian cricketers played football for about 45 minutes.

Later, the batsmen practised with plastic balls and also had a catching practice session.